SFU Winter Food Drive 2010

Food Bank

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The SFU Winter Food Drive is upon us again! From November 22 – December 13, 2010 drop by the Student Development offices with your non-perishable foods to help fellow students in need! A list of most-needed items can be found on the SFU Food Bank website.

Kari Lyster, the Food Bank Coordinator, has answered some questions below with details about the Food Drive:

What is the importance of donating to the SFU Food Bank in the winter?

Donating to the Food Bank is important during all times of the year. It’s especially important to donate during the winter, as this can be a challenging time for some students. We give extra food to students so they keep their bellies full over the holidays, and this is the time where the food bank gets the bulk of its donations to last into the spring.

What are the benefits of donating to the SFU Food Bank?

To provide support to fellow students!

Where can one donate?

Either within your department (if they are apart of the winter food drive) or there will be a large donation box in the Student Development office (MBC 2000) by the front desk.

The Food Bank is also always in need of volunteers! Please contact Kari Lyster at foodbank@sfu.ca to help.

At the end of the semester, the SFU Food Bank is in need of helping hands to sort and package food from the food drive. Volunteers would work on Tuesday, December 14 and Wednesday, December 15, 2010 from 10:00am – 4:00pm each day! Lunch is included!

“The SFU Food Bank is co-administered by Student Development and the Simon Fraser Student Society, and is open to assist all SFU community members in need.”

If you are in need of support from the SFU Food Bank, please follow their guidelines and check out The Dish – SFU’s nutrition blog about healthy and cheap eating!

To learn more: http://students.sfu.ca/foodbank/index.html

By Melissa Kennedy