Canned food drive attempts to set world record

Dining Services is collecting canned foods today in a nation-wide attempt to set a Guinness World Record for collecting the most non-perishable food in a 24-hour period. Cans can be dropped off at the entrance to Market Square in the Brown-Lupton University Union, said Kelly Raw, marketing manager for Dining Services.

Today is the fifth annual Guinness World Records Day, according to the Guinness World Records Web site. Guinness World Records encourages people across the world to take part in the day, which celebrates record breaking.

Sodexo, the food service provider to the university, is sponsoring the event called Helping Hands Across America. The day-long collection will take place at various Sodexo institutions, such as universities and hospitals across the country, Raw said.

Dining Services encouraged all residence halls to compete against each other to see which hall could collect the most cans. All residents in the winning hall will receive a pizza party, Raw said.

Residents are encouraged to write their residence hall name on top of their donated cans.

The collected cans will be on display in Market Square throughout the day and will be sent to the Tarrant County Food Bank tomorrow, Raw said.