Benedictine helps the community by collecting food for local pantries 

Benedictine helps the community by collecting food for local pantries
December 2, 2010

Phil Brozynski
(630) 829-6094

Lisle, Illinois ~ Help others while learning how you can help yourself.

Benedictine University's Adult Accelerated Learning Team Programs is helping people play Santa this holiday season by waiving the $50 application fee for people who donate two non-perishable food items at information sessions held through December 15 at one of the college's various locations.

The program benefits the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry, the Catholic Charities Daybreak Center, the Will County Food Pantry, the Kendall County Food Pantry, the Vision of Restoration, the Northern Illinois Food Bank, the Midwest Food Bank, the Christian Outreach of Lutherans (COOL) Food Pantry and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

"Benedictines are known for giving back to the community they serve," said Michelle Koppitz, Contract Director for Adult Accelerated Learning Team Programs at Benedictine. "We give back by providing quality adult education programs, and by supporting those who are unable to afford the basic needs of daily living."

The Learning Team Programs offer academic certificate programs, an Associate of Arts in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Arts in Management, a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership, a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Education and an English as a Second Language Endorsement.

Benedictine University has adult learning locations in Bellwood, Naperville, Rockford, Springfield and Peoria.

For more information about programs offered in your area and upcoming information sessions, call (630) 829-2277.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 53 undergraduate majors, 13 graduate and four doctorate programs. Benedictine University is ranked as a Top School in the Midwest (11th in Illinois) for Master's Universities, 12th in the Midwest (and sixth in Illinois) for Racial Diversity, and eighth in Illinois for Freshmen Retention for 2011 by U.S. News & World Report.