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Things are Getting Sticky Again at Penn State York

12/2/2005 —

Once again things are getting sticky at Penn State York and it's not a bad thing. It's peanut-butter-and-jelly time at the campus. Penn State York hopes to have hundreds of pounds of peanut butter and jelly on campus by Dec. 22. No, students, faculty and staff aren't looking to make sandwiches but what they are doing is collecting the food for the Salvation Army in York. Last year the campus collected more than 400 pounds of the sandwich-makings and they hope to increase that amount this year.

It's the second annual peanut-butter-and-jelly challenge on campus and Penn State York students are taking on faculty and staff to see who can gather the most jars and tubs of the ingredients for one of America's favorite sandwiches. Last year Penn State York faculty and staff won by nine pounds so students are looking to have a victory in 2005. Collection boxes for faculty and staff are located in the faculty lounges of the Main Classroom Building and the Information Sciences and Technology Center. Collection boxes for students are located in the lobby of the Main Classroom Building, outside the Lion's Den in the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center and several other spots on campus.

This food collection is just another outreach activity happening at Penn State York under the direction of Ann Fetterman, a part-time instructor of English. The peanut butter and jelly collected will go to the after-school program through the Salvation Army and will be used for snacks for the more than 300 students at various locations throughout York. Earlier this fall Penn State York students, faculty and staff worked at Habitat for Humanity, Our Daily Bread soup kitchen, and collected backpacks and school supplies for the Homeless Student Initiative in York.

To donate peanut butter and jelly, visit the campus and drop off a donation by Dec. 22. For more information, e-mail Fetterman at axf25@psu.edu or call (717) 771-4162.

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