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Penn State To Join Big Ten’s ‘One Big Week’ Fundraiser Starting August 31

For the second year in a row, Penn State will participate in the Big Ten’s “One Big Week” fundraiser from August 31 to September 7, the university announced last week.

The fundraiser aims to combat student hunger and food insecurity on campuses all around the Commonwealth. Last year, Penn State raised $214,000 and led the Big Ten in dollars contributed. Over 2,900 gifts were made to Penn State in support of the fundraiser last year.

“The reality is that there are students who are rationing their meals or skipping meals so that they have money for other things,” Taylor Dorsett, president of the Penn State Lion’s Pantry, said. “That isn’t OK with me. Support from the University community is helping to change the story and establish a culture of caring so that we can let our students know we’re here to help.”

This year, Penn State will go head-to-head with Purdue to see which school can raise the most money in the fundraiser’s first 48 hours.

“The chance to start our fall season with a double win over the Boilermakers is hard to resist,” said Rich Bundy, Penn State’s vice president for development and alumni relations.

Donations to One Big Week can be made by visiting its website. If you want to get involved in Penn State’s fundraising efforts, click here.

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Mara McKeon

Mara is a senior staff writer majoring in English and public relations. She loves all things sports and anything that has peanut butter. You can usually find her obsessing over country music or Penn State wrestling and counting down the days until she gets to see Luke Combs in Beaver Stadium. Feel free to reach her on Twitter @MckeonMara, and for more formal affairs, her email is [email protected].

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