High school students from the Willems Student Marketing Team in downtown Appleton are conducting a drive for non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army at the Lawrence Memorial Chapel as part of Cory Chisel’s annual holiday concert between 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 12.
A donation box will also be available during the day on Thursday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m at Green Gecko inside City Center from 8am-5pm. Donate at Lawrence Memorial Chapel from 5-7:30pm Thursday, Dec. 12.
According to Nick Hopper of the Willems Student Marketing Team, the “Elf on the Shelf Food Drive” is open to the 7,000-plus downtown employees and members of the community, in addition to focusing on the 1,000-plus attendees expected for the Chisel’s “Evening of Holiday Mischief” concert, which begins at 7 p.m. that night. “Cory’s concerts always have such a great feeling of community, so we thought a food drive would be an easy way for attendees, downtown employees and visitors to make an easy gift before the holidays,” Hopper said.
Rachel Brosman, another student coordinator of the food drive, said the usual non-perishable items are welcome but added that items of particular need for the food drive include canned soup, peanut butter in plastic jars, canned tuna, cereal and boxed dinners like hamburger or tuna helpers. “We’re hoping to collect several boxes of goods and we welcome everyone who is downtown to participate,” Brosman said.
Students will staff the food drive from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel, located at 510 E. College Avenue on the Lawrence University campus. Donation boxes will be stationed at the front of the Chapel, adjacent to the steps. The goods will be taken by the students to the Salvation Army following the drive.