Truman students encourage community members to 'Pay it Forward'

So far organizers have rasied 2,365 pounds of food for The Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri.

The service learning community at Truman State University has been sponsoring a new way to do good this week. They call it â??Pay it Forward Week.â??

The idea behind it: one small act of kindness can create a chain reaction of good deeds throughout the community.

Participants are encouraged to complete at least one kind act for three different community members.

All week organizers have been taking pledges, raising money for the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, and helping the community through various service activities

So far they've collected over 2,300 pounds of food for the food bank, but they're not done yet.

â??It's one thing to sign a poster and say yeah Iâ??ll sign a pledge to pay it forward, but we made the extra step of making bracelets, so this is just a constant reminder that you signed a pledge to pay it forward, hoping that people that did sign our poster, because we had almost 100 signatures, that those people would choose to pay it forward,â?? said Alex Kuhn, a Student Advisor and organizer of the event.

There will be another opportunity Saturday for you to pledge to pay it forward. Stop by the Kirksville Hy-Vee anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to make your pledge. Donations for the Food Bank are still being accepted.