Grace College students and Mission Point Community Church in Warsaw, Ind., participated in the fifth annual Supermarket Sweep on Wednesday evening. Here’s a report from the online news site, InkFreeNews. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete story.
GRACE STUDENTS ‘SWEEP’ THROUGH LOCAL SUPERMARKET
WARSAW — The shelves of Owen’s Market on Center Street, Warsaw, are a little emptier today after Grace College students and members of the local community swept through the store for a good cause.
Yesterday, Wednesday, Nov. 18, marked the fifth annual Supermarket Sweep, an event hosted by Grace College to stock local food pantries for the upcoming winter and holiday season. Grace College Coordinator of Student Involvement Kearstin Criswell explained the procedure.
“The different dorms have growth groups, small groups that normally meet on Wednesdays,” she said. “They bring their own money and invite staff, faculty and others from the community.”
Though Supermarket Sweep was an all-day event, students did not begin arriving until around 9 p.m. They competed to see which groups could purchase the most items, spend the most money and invite the most Grace faculty and staff and community members. Prizes were awarded for each of these categories. They could also win gift cards that would allow them to purchase even more items to donate.
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