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The Nicholls State University annual food drive surpassed its goal for 2018 holiday collections – in a big, big way.

The Nicholls community donated 20,492 food items during Nicholls CAN, which was Oct. 29 through Nov. 9. That amount is the second-highest ever collected in the drive, which started in 2012. It’s also an increase of more than 6,000 from the number of cans collected last year.

With the more than 20,000 cans collected, the drive has also surpassed 100,000 total cans donated since the start of the drive years ago.

Before the collection started, a goal was set to collect 7,000 cans – a goal that was nearly tripled when it was all said and done.

Collected food items go back to the community and those who are in need. They are donated to food banks in
Houma, Thibodaux, Raceland, Galliano and Dulac. 

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