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The Campus Food Bank needs donations of canned goods and non-perishable items to meet growing demand.The Campus Food Bank needs donations of canned goods and non-perishable items to meet growing demand.

Busiest year ever leaving student food bank short

Serving more clients than ever before is a mixed blessing at the Campus Food Bank, says manager Sandi Rose.

“On the one hand, it means students are getting the help they need,” she says. “But on the other hand, we keep running out of food.”

Rose says this year has seen unprecedented use of the food bank, which is maintained by Iona and Canterbury colleges in the basement of the Canterbury administrative building at 2500 University Ave. W. It provides basics and essential items to registered University of Windsor students free of cost.

“We are in urgent need of food or monetary donations,” she says.

Besides issuing a call for immediate assistance, she suggests that departments consider making the food bank a recipient of charity drives in the coming holiday season.

To make a contribution, contact Rose at sandir@uwindsor.ca or phone 519-253-3000, ext. 7039.