graphic: snow on blue backgroundThe Community Action Group is collecting for its Winter Food Drive through December 17.

Charity drive to benefit Windsor Homes Coalition food bank

Serving between 1,000 and 2,000 users a year, the community food bank of the Windsor Homes Coalition meets a definite need among the low-income population of the central city. A group of psychology graduate students wants to help.

The Community Action Group is dedicated to engaging in projects through Windsor-Essex, says its director of social events, Kristin Schramer, a doctoral candidate in applied social psychology.

“One of our current initiatives is the Winter Food Drive, collecting for this food bank, which has 25 years of service to the needy in the community,” she says.

Items in the greatest demand include:

  • children’s snacks, cookies, crackers, juice in boxes or cans;
  • dry cereal, peanut butter, jams and jellies;
  • rice, pasta and sauce, boxed macaroni and cheese;
  • baking supplies and dried foods;
  • canned fruit, vegetables, tuna, beans, soups and stews;
  • toiletries and personal hygiene products.

Contributions are accepted until Thursday, December 17, in room 175, Chrysler Hall South. To inquire about making a cash donation, e-mail