This year, Dragons decided they wanted to do more to help Fill the Dome, a community-wide food drive. Students, along with MSUM staff members Shireen Alemadi and Steve Fox, organized an effort to kick off a food drive for Fill the Dome by “Trick-or-Canning” on Halloween. The Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Tri-Beta, and the Pre-Health Professionals Club jumped on board to help figure out a plan to divide up the neighborhood around campus and assign areas to different groups of students. Several organizations participated, including Women’s Lacrosse Team, Greek Life (Gamma Phi Beta, Delta Zeta, and Kappa Sigma), Dragon Entertainment Group, Beta Gamma Sigma and Counseling and Student Affairs Organization.
In just two hours, the groups had collected 1,120 non-perishable food items to start MSUM’s Fill the Dome effort out strong. To continue the food drive, boxes were placed in several locations around campus and an additional 286 items were collected.
A group of Dragons brought the 1,406 items to the Fargodome where more than 50 schools worked together to cover the floor of the Fargodome (80,000 square feet) with non-perishable donations. The Dragons had a strong showing and even got a little creative with their donation (see picture below!).
Thank you to all of the organizations, along with Kayla Smith and her leadership class, for creating connections between MSUM and the community while building a culture of service on campus. Cheers to you, Dragons, for all your efforts to help Fill the Dome!