USC students ask children's books, food donations

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Students, athletes, staff and faculty at the University of South Carolina are collecting new books for young children and non-perishable food items for a local food pantry.

Patricia Moore-Pastides says Friday's effort takes place at Williams-Brice Stadium parking lot from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The wife of USC President Harris Pastides says more than 1,000 participants from the university are gathering books for Cocky's Reading Express, the mascot literacy program that distributes books to children between the ages of 4 and 9 at schools.

Food items are being collected for Harvest Hope Food Bank, which serves Columbia and a number of counties in central South Carolina.

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