Hancher, Parklawn kick off holiday food drive

The University of Iowa’s Hancher announced on Monday the kick-off to its “Hancher Holiday Food Drive.” The event is in partnership with Parklawn Residence Hall and will run through Thursday, Nov. 17.

To honor the seasonal spirit of Hancher’s upcoming presentation of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, all collected food will be donated to the Crisis Center of Johnson County.

The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, featuring Rockapella, will perform at Carver-Hawkeye Arena at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 27. Tickets are available from the Hancher Box Office.

The food drive, which began on Halloween, is a friendly competition between the floors of the residence hall to see who can accumulate the most food by Thanksgiving break. Winning residents will be entered in a drawing for the chance to win free tickets to the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. Others interested in contributing to the drive may contact Hancher at 319-335-3827.