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READING, PA (11/04/2019)-- Local Alvernia students spent the day picking potatoes and carrots and bagged them for local food pantries as part of the Feast of St. Francis Day of Service.

Nearly 200 students and faculty members from Alvernia University volunteered in the Feast of St. Francis Day of Service; a longtime Alvernia tradition that coincides with the holiday that commemorates the life of St. Francis of Assisi. The day of service is one of four throughout the year when the university connects with the community on multiple service projects.

The following local students were part of the event:

Kyra Connolly of Marlton (08053)

Claire Huynh of Cherry Hill (08003)

Alyssa Simpers of Hammonton (08037)

Alvernia University is a thriving comprehensive university that empowers students to Screen Shot 2019-11-04 at 20.22.15become ethical leaders with moral courage, while providing an intellectually challenging environment with real-world learning experiences. Operating on a scenic 191-acre suburban campus in historic Berks County, Pennsylvania, the distinctive Franciscan university of nearly 3,000 students is conveniently located near Philadelphia (60 miles) and within an easy drive of New York, Baltimore and Washington, DC.