For the past few years Financial Services and IT Services have been in a challenge to collect the most number of food items and largest amount of cash for the ULSU Food Bank. This year is no different! And once again we are opening the challenge up to ALL DEPARTMENTS on campus to join us!
Did you know that last year the ULSU Food Bank handed out almost 300 hampers and usage is up from last year? They also hand out $25 gift certificates so students can purchase some fresh food. The struggling economy has made it very difficult for some students and their families. The kindness and generosity of the campus community will make a huge difference for many.
Shelly Tuff, Food Bank Coordinator and Health Plan Administrator for students, says that breakfast foods are in high demand (oatmeal, cereal, peanut butter and jam etc). Other items that would be great to stock the shelves with are juice, canned fruit and vegetables, canned meat, pasta and pasta sauces and snacks such as granola bars, microwave popcorn, nuts, etc. The food bank has an abundance of soup and beans but welcome all donations.
There are a few options to donate if your department doesn’t want to take up the challenge. IT Services will personally pick up any donations and ensure each gets credit. Let us know if you want to participate and we can drop off a donation box in your area. As well, donations can also be dropped off in the new centrally located Solutions Center in TH218 of Turcotte Hall and in D570 in University Hall. Cash donations are very welcome and the amount is factored into the challenge.
The challenge will come to an end on December 16th and Food Bank helpers will be collecting donations on December 19th. If your department isn’t able to participate, we encourage individuals to donate items to other departments who are participating. Updates will appear in UWeekly.
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For more information regarding the food bank, please contact Shelley at 403-329-2039 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in participating in the challenge or having a donation box in your area, please contact Cindy at 403-382-7180 or at email@example.com.