The College of Staten Island will host a local Food Drive and Holiday Flea Market on Thursday, December 8th, from Noon to 6 p.m. in the Campus Center of the college, located at 2800 Victory Boulevard.
There will be approximately 30 vendors selling jewelry, women’s accessories, DVD’s, toys, holiday decorations and much more to help shoppers make the most of their shopping dollars.
All proceeds from table rentals will be donated to the College’s Katrina Relief Fund. But as CSI seeks to help people along the Gulf Coast, the college is also mindful of the needs of people closer to home, especially those dependent on Staten Island’s community food pantries for their daily bread.
Flea market shoppers are also being encouraged to bring canned food products to the Campus Center on December 8th as well. All donated items will be picked up and deliver to those in need by Staten Island’s Project Hospitality.
“Our College community has stepped up and provided significant support to people affected by Katrina,” commented Carol Jackson, vice president for student affairs at CSI. “But as we seek to help people along the Gulf Coast, we must also be mindful of the needs of people closer to home, especially those dependent on Staten Island’s community food pantries for their daily bread. Throughout Staten Island, these pantries are running low on supplies.”