Apple Day Aimed at Feeding the Hungry

By: Litsa Pappas Email
By: Litsa Pappas Email

STAUNTON, Va -- “An apple a day keeps hunger away” was the motto at Mary Baldwin College on Tuesday as the students celebrated their annual 'Apple Day.'

Apple Day is the biggest tradition on the Mary Baldwin campus. The festival dates back all the way to the World War II era.

Many students visited an orchard and picked up apples off the ground that would not be sold. They are now sending thousands of pounds of apples to food pantries around D.C.

"I've been out in those areas, I'm from Florida, I've seen all of those homeless and I've worked at food banks, where we give out food and they really appreciate it, so I can just imagine getting an apple and being happy about it," said Sarah Brescia, a student at the college.

Students also ate an apple-themed lunch in their dining hall and had an apple festival in the afternoon.

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