By Megan Wiseman
December 5, 2008 | The goal was 15,000 pounds
of food. But Nov. 24, volunteers for the "Stuff-a-Bus"
service project not only met the goal but exceeded
20,000 pounds of donated food for the Cache Community
Despite the cold, several hundred students showed
up where they boarded four Aggie shuttles and
spread out through Logan to collect as much food
as they could.
"It's awesome how many people came to help,"
said Geoff Andrews. "It shows the compassion and
the true character that students have and how
much they want to help others have a better life."
As the students drove from block to block, many
talked about service projects they had done and
how much the projects had affected their lives.
"My favorite service project was the Silver
Rush that we did every year at my high school,"
said Matt Miles. "We would choose a local service
center or shelter that needed help and we would
have a race between the classes to raise money
and food and then donate it at the end of the
Even though it seems like there is always an
overabundance of service opportunities during
the holiday season, Andrews thought it was important
that people realize service needs to be done all
throughout the year.
"It seems like people do the most service during
Christmas time," said Andrews. "Even though it's
a good thing service is being done, we need to
realize that people aren't only in need during
Christmas. Just because the holidays end, it doesn't'
mean that the problems go away. We need to help
them all the time."
The Val R. Christensen Service Center on campus
tries to make sure service is a year round effort.
The service center, who put together the Stuff-a-Bus
activity, has over 15 clubs that do service projects
like the Special Olympics, volunteering at the
senior centers in Cache Valley, recycling initiatives,
and supporting students who start their own projects
HOW IT'S DONE:
Students ride to the next stop on their quest
to collect food. / Photos by Megan Wiseman