Jelly Jam feeds homeless

SU students made almost 1,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to feed homeless

The Syracuse Rescue Mission stopped by campus today to pick up about 1,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches Syracuse University students made for the homeless.

About 75 students gathered at Hendricks Chapel yesterday for the Protestant Campus Ministry's Jelly Jam.

SU graduate student Kareema Pinckney, a peer minister, brought the event to campus last semester.  She saw how successful the event was at SUNY Albany where she was and undergraduate student and hoped to duplicate it here.

Jelly Jam   at Syracuse University The Jelly Jam is gaining momentum. Last semester students made 600 sandwiches. Yesterday they made 950, just short of their goal of 1,000.

Pinckney, a television, radio and film major, said she sees that homelessness is a problem in the city and she’s glad SU students have supported an event to help that population.

“Just walking on the streets near the university there’s a lot of homeless people and a lot of homeless people ask for money or food,” Pinckney said.  “A lot of these people go to organizations like the Syracuse Rescue Mission.” 

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