box of groceriesThe Alumni Association is pushing to restock the student food pantry with a March 3 Drive ’N’ Drop.

Alumni launching drive to refill student pantry shelves

The food pantry operated by University of Windsor Students’ Alliance has experienced an increase in demand over the past few months, and the Alumni Association is hoping to address the need.

As part of its Alumni Cares program, the association is hosting a food drive to benefit the Campus Food Pantry.

Drive ’N’ Drop will encourage members of faculty, staff, and the community to contribute non-perishable food or personal care items on Friday, March 3. Volunteers will be on hand in the Vanier Circle to receive donations; donors will not even have to leave their vehicles.

To facilitate drop-offs 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.

These items are in greatest demand:

  • Peanut butter
  • Canned tuna
  • Oatmeal
  • Dry or canned beans
  • Canned soup and vegetables
  • Pasta and rice
  • Granola or protein bars
  • Tomato sauce
  • Juice boxes

There will also be a collection box in the CAW Student Centre. Online donations can be made through the assocation’s website.