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Students Challenged to Help Break Record

Published: October 12, 2006
UT Campus Dining Services is challenging students to help set a world record in the fight against hunger in America and in their community with the Cans Across America food drive on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Vaughn Center Ultimate Dining Cafe.

Cans Across America is a great way for students to give back to the community, something most students truly want to do,” said Wade P. Burghardt, marketing designer for UT Dining Services.  “It will allow them to have some fun while helping a lot of deserving people. It’s also really exciting to have the chance to set a new Guinness World Record in the process. This event can prove to be our most rewarding promotion of the year.”

The Guinness World Record in jeopardy is for the most canned food donations raised during a single event in multiple locations across the United States. All the food collected on the UT campus will support America's Second Harvest of Tampa Bay food bank to help those in need in our own community.

Acoustic guitarist and singer/songwriter J.J. Paolino, a 19-year-old UT sophomore, will perform. Participants may bring canned foods; cans to donate also will be available for purchase at the event.

For more information, call Burghardt at (813) 258-7456.