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Extra credit earns food for the hungry

April 28, 2017

Biology students earn an extra credit point while raising 600 canned goods to feed the hungry in our community this year.

Dr. Greg Grabowski oversees 600 canned goods raised by

Dr. Greg Grabowski Biology professor offers his students a “fairness point” on each exam throughout the semester if the student brings a canned good to support the Campus Kitchen.

Three years ago, Hung Nguyen, a student of Grabowski, came to his professor with a plea for canned goods as the shelves were empty at Campus Kitchen.

Grabowski reinstated the “fairness point” per exam in exchange for one canned good.

 “Students would come to my office hours and beg for an extra point on exams,” said Grabowski.  “Now my office hours are more productive and about learning rather than points.”

In the past 3 years, Grabowski’s students raised more than 20,000 canned goods for Campus Kitchen.

“Students want to change the world,” said Grabowski.  He tells them the best thing they can do is obtain their education and your time will come.

Grabowski’s support for Campus Kitchen is also present in the annual dodgeball tournament held during the Hunger and Homelessness Week each Fall.

Detroit Mercy Campus Kitchen is a nonprofit social enterprise based in Detroit with a mission to develop compassionate and just student leaders who engage our community to combat hunger.

Dr. Greg Grabowski oversees 600 canned goods raised by

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