UMass Boston Looking to End Hunger with Key For Hope and Food Drive

BOSTON, Mass. – The UMass Boston Athletics Department, U-Access, and Key For Hope have joined forces to bring an end to hunger in the Boston area.  Throughout the 2012-13 academic year U-Access will be collecting canned goods in their office in the UMass Boston Campus Center.  The Athletics Department and Key For Hope will be collecting used keys, which will then be melted down and sold as scrap metal with all proceeds from that going to the U-Access Food Pantry.

UMass Boston knows that they can help to end hunger in the Boston area as well as in the state of Massachusetts.  Just one key or one can of food can help give a person a warm meal, especially with winter right around the corner. 

Key For Hope will have collection buckets posted in the Campus Center, the Library, outside of Quinn Administration building, and of course in the Clark Athletic Center.  There will also be a bucket placed outside the entrance to the ice hockey rink and the gymnasium during all UMB ice hockey and basketball games. 

The Key For Hope organization which was founded by women’s ice hockey player Alli Greenberg and her father have spent countless hours collecting keys and all forms of scrap metal.  They continue to work in not only the Boston area, but all over Massachusetts and New England with their goal to eventually end hunger. 

For more information on Key For Hope visit http://www.keyforhope.org/