Members of fraternities and sororities at the University at Buffalo plan to go door-to-door from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in Amherst to collect canned food for donation to the Food Bank of Western New York.
Between 75 and 100 students from five fraternities, five sororities and nine cultural Greek organizations at UB plan to take part in the collection effort, said Jeremy Robinson, president of UB's Interfraternity Council, sponsor of the event.
"This is our first year of doing this type of food drive," Robinson noted. "In the past, we asked people to bring a can of food to campus events like football games. We thought we'd be more successful, going to the people instead."
The Quality Markets parking lot on Klein Road will serve as a meeting and collection point during the Saturday drive.
In addition, a number of local grocery stores will have donation receptacles for the canned food collection in their lobbies through Wednesday, Robinson said.