University of Iowa students are helping Mary’s Meals


IOWA CITY — Students from the Newman Catholic Student Center at the University of Iowa served an “Americana” dinner to benefit Mary’s Meals March 26. The dinner raised $770 for the organization, which aims to provide chronically hungry children around the world with one meal every school day, encouraging education that can lift them out of poverty in later life. To date, Newman Center has raised $4,488 towards its $10,500 fundraising goal.

Laurie Harris, executive director of the Newman Catholic Student Center at the University of Iowa, talks to students during an “Americana” dinner to raise money for Mary’s Meals March 26.

The public is invited to the upcoming Global Poverty and Hunger Alleviation Forum at Newman Center April 5 from 7-8 p.m. to learn more about global poverty and how it can be alleviated.

To donate to Mary’s Meals on behalf of the University of Iowa, mail a check made payable to Mary’s Meals to Newman Catholic Student Center, c/o April Rouner, 104 E. Jefferson St, Iowa City, IA 52245. Or, donate online at Click on Friend’s Project and enter Iowa City Student Stewards for Newman Center’s donation page.

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