Alliant Makes Difference Day 2012 and Campus-wide Food Drives

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 18, 2012 – Alliant International University will participate in the national “Make a Difference Day” for the fifth consecutive year.

Meg Hardin, executive assistant to the president, and Lionel Remesha, coordinator of international student services, along with groups of student volunteers, are coordinating food drives on seven of Alliant’s nine campuses.

Food drives will be held in Fresno, Irvine, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco. The food drives will take place at different times in October, November and December -- depending on campus needs -- to address the growing national and international crisis of food insecurity. 

Alliant Makes a Difference Day serves as an anchor to affirm Alliant’s commitment to community engagement. Many students, faculty and staff are engaged in their local communities in meaningful ways all year long, and the food drives are just one symbol of this lasting commitment. 

Make a Difference Day is sponsored by USA Weekend Magazine and has been going on since 1992. It has grown into the nation’s largest day of service.  

Alliant staff donating collected food  Alliant staff donating collected food
Lionel Remesha (top) and Alliant student volunteers dropping off donations during 2011 food drives.