Paolo Vasapolli, Matthew JantziPaolo Vasapolli hands a box of goods to law student Matthew Jantzi, a volunteer with the Campus Food Bank.

Collection helps to restock campus food banks

Donations from faculty and staff helped to address a shortfall of supplies at the student food banks, says Paolo Vasapolli.

Executive chef in Food Services, he arranged for a large storage container to collect donations of canned goods and other non-perishable foodstuffs on Turtle Island before the winter break.

“I wanted to thank the campus community — students as well as employees — for coming together before the holidays to fill the pantry shelves,” says Vasapolli. “That generosity goes a long way to helping meet the needs of the food bank clients, all of them our students.”

Besides the donors, he notes the support of alumnus Mark Bertoia of the Storage Box who donated the container, facilities staff who set it up and delivered the proceeds, and the University Print Shop for contributing signage.

All told, the effort netted thousands of items for the campus food pantry run by the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance, and the food bank administered by Iona College in the basement of Canterbury College.