As part of its Alumni Cares program and the Alumni Association is hosting a food drive to benefit the Campus Food Pantry from Monday, November 27 through Friday, December 1. The Drive encourages faculty, staff and the campus community to collect donations at their offices and includes an in-person Drive N’ Drop on Giving Tuesday, November 28.
The Drive ’N’ Drop will provide an opportunity for members of campus and greater Windsor-Essex community to contribute non-perishable food or personal care items on Tuesday, November 28 in the Vanier Circle. Volunteers from the Alumni Association and UWSA will be on hand to receive donations; donors will not even have to leave their vehicles.
To facilitate drop-offs on November 28 before and after work, the collection will be staffed from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. There will also be a collection box at the Alumni Relations office in the Stephen and Vicki Adams Welcome Centre and at the Campus Food Pantry in the CAW Student Centre throughout the week.
These items are in greatest demand:
- Beans, lentils, legumes (canned or dry)
- Canned vegetables and soups
- Tomato/pasta sauce
- Other high protein and nutrient dense foods
- Personal hygiene and care items
For those unable to donate non-perishable goods, the Alumni Association has created an online donation page and has committed to matching donations up to $1,500.
Vanier Circle Location
Vanier Circle is located off of Wyandotte St. W directly across from Assumption Cemetary. One-way traffic through Vanier Circle will allow vehicles to drive through, drop off the donation to our friendly volunteers, and pull out without leaving the vehicle.