When I think about a canned food drive, I usually think about the competition between classes in elementary school where the class with the most cans won a pizza party.
When I heard about the canned food drive at the cosmetology department at City College, however, there was no competition or pizza party involved.
From Sept. 29–Oct. 6, the City College cosmetology department held its semi-annual canned food drive, with all proceeds going to the Sacramento Food Bank. With this drive, a can got you a free haircut or manicure.
As a person who has no problem blowing $35 on a haircut, I must say that hearing “free haircut or manicure” and “canned food drive” reeled me in for a couple of reasons.
First, I heard from a friend that the cosmetology department charges $2 for a manicure and that I should try it out. Secondly, I had some cans that I wanted to get rid of.
I immediately made an appointment for a back-to-back haircut and manicure.
After checking in with the receptionist and handing over my can of Progresso’s clam chowder, I walked into the salon and met with the two cosmetology students, Kelsey Escolar and Dominique Temple,…» Read More