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GIVING
BACK

1,500
Feed to Succeed
care packages
distributed in 2019

The need for Feed to Succeed

Alumni help to
provide positive
start for students'
new year

PHOTO: JOANNE RATAJCZAK

THE FEED TO SUCCEED FUND provides

a care package to welcome
students back to campus every
January. Filled with nutritious
snacks and drinks, it is the
perfect pick-me-up to help students tackle the new semester.
For alumni Shazeela Nabi
and Dexter Thompson, supporting the Feed to Succeed initiative was about more than just
offering a snack bag to students.
"I work with students every
day, and I understand the circumstances many of them are
facing," says Nabi, Student Life
Co-ordinator at Seneca@York.
"I see the need, so it's definitely
a good program."
Since 2017, more than 3,000
students have received an alumni-funded Feed to Succeed care
package giving them the encouragement and fuel they need
to start the semester off right.

"It's important to give students a chance to succeed," Thompson says. "I know how difficult
it was trying to balance school
and life. This was something
tangible I could support that
could ease the burden."
While donating to the Feed
to Succeed fund is a great opportunity to brighten a student's day,
alumni also got the chance to
help distribute more than 1,500
care packages in late January.
"There were a lot of smiles
and students asking me why and
I would say, 'It's to show you
there are people out there who
stand behind you and encourage
you,'" recalls Nabi, who was
among the many alumni volunteers handing out care packages up and down Seneca's halls.
Both were eager not only
to support the unsuspecting
recipients of their sponsored

packages but also to give back
to Seneca as a whole.
"I've travelled the world beThis was something tangible
cause of Seneca and I was in a
I could support that could
position to help, so it just made
ease the burden.
sense," Thompson says. "It's
important to be supportive of
the institution that gave you
your wings."
Nabi concurs. "Seneca provided me with opportunities for
further growth and development,
academically and personally."
The 2019 Feed to Succeed
campaign is underway.

To sponsor your own care packages, please
visit give.senecacollege.ca/F2S

Picture above: Alumni Dexter Thompson
and Shazeela Nabi.

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