March 1, 2012 – The Center for Political Participation at Allegheny College will be using a national political event – Super Tuesday, when 10 presidential primaries will be held across the country – as an occasion to collect soup and other canned goods for the Meadville Food Pantry.
On Tuesday, March 6, which the CPP has dubbed “S(o)uper Tuesday,” Allegheny College students will be accepting donations of canned goods from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor of the Campus Center, across from the college’s Grounds for Change coffeehouse. Donations also will be accepted Tuesday from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Campus Center lobby, where free pizza will be available to those watching the primary returns on TV.
Those who donate canned goods also may participate in an informal straw poll asking who will be the ultimate winner of the Republican presidential nomination.
The Center for Political Participation is dedicated to encouraging greater political involvement among young people by fostering an appreciation for the vital link between an engaged, active citizenry and a healthy democracy.