WORCESTER, Mass. — Halloween is in the rear view mirror, which means we're on the road towards Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's a time where food insecurity is at the forefront.
For nearly 30 years, the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Worcester Polytechnic Institute has been partnering with the friendly house to help provide meals for less fortunate families.
Saturday, members of the fraternity dropped off bags, envelopes, and flyers across the city in an effort to collect as many donations as possible leading up to Thanksgiving.
The brothers at Lambda Chi Alpha say it's something they look forward to every year.
"It's amazing," said Jacob Ruppert, the fraternity's interim external vice president. "We do it year after year. All the brothers love participating. It's one of the most rewarding experiences in the entire house. Previous years, last year specifically, we raised 240,000 pounds of food for about 3,000 families in Worcester. So, we're aiming for similar numbers this year."
This year is the 29th year of the drive. Members of the fraternity will be circling back and picking up bags next Saturday, Nov. 11th.