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Scenes from The University of Rhode Island

URI Feinstein Providence Campus exhibit yields food for the hungry

Media Contact: Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-4500

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- January 14, 2005 -- A recent art show at the University of Rhode Island's Feinstein Providence Campus exhibited far more than works of art. It also showed the heart of the campus community as URI students, faculty, staff, and others located in or visiting the Shepherd's building contributed to a hunger food-drive.

Late last month, Thea Gonzalez, president of the Feinstein College of Continuing Education Student Government Board (SGB) and several children from the Dr. Pat Feinstein Child Development Center presented Stephen Michalczyk of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank with a check for $760 and the contents of a canned-goods sculpture created from donated food items. In total, more than 445 pounds of food was packaged in 18 boxes and delivered to the food bank. The canned goods delivered included a match by the Rhode Island Department of Education which is also located on the Feinstein Providence Campus.

The project was directed by URI Feinstein Providence Campus Arts and Culture Director Steven Pennell as part of the University's fall Honors Colloquium, "Food & Human Rights, Hunger & Social Policy.

Donating the yield from art: Shown here, children from the Pat Feinstein Child Development Center at the URI Feinstein Providence Campus gathered with their teacher, Kristin Lamont (left) and URI Student Government Board President Thea Gonzalez to present a $760 check and boxes of food to Stephen Michalczyk from the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.