On Thursday, June 16, 2011, Rutgers University’s Office of Information Technology hosted the third annual Hot Dogs for Hunger summer BBQ in support of Rutgers Against Hunger. This follows the successful Hot Dogs for Hunger event that OIT hosted last year, which you can read more about here.
The event was held at Johnson Park in Piscataway and featured a hot dog lunch for members of the Office of Information Technology who donated nonperishable food items or made a monetary contribution toward this year’s charity.
Here are the totals from the event that were included in a recap on the RAH website:
In total, 550 pounds of food was collected and approximately $700 was raised during the 1.5 hour event. Following the event, all nonperishable food was picked up by Rutgers University Facilities and delivered to Women Aware, Inc., a New Brunswick-based organization that provides support and shelter for victims of domestic violence.
Thank you to the Office of Information Technology for their ongoing support of RAH!
The event also offered OIT staff an opportunity to get out of the work environment and mingle with their fellow workers, all while supporting a good cause. In a message sent to OIT staff after the event from Mary Ann Chianelli (Associate Director, OIT; one of coordinators of the event) said,
A big shout out to everyone for making the 3rd Annual Hot Dogs for Hunger event another success. It was great to have an OIT get together and the beautiful weather added the perfect touch … Thanks again to all who participated and donated; the staff at Women Aware were so grateful to receive the large donations and expressed their thanks to everyone.
Way to go OIT!