Even during summer months, students need to eat, and supplies are running low at the campus food bank. Its organizers have issued a call for donations to top up its stores.
“This is the busiest summer I can ever recall,” says Sandi Rose, manager of Iona College. “We have a lot of students making use of the food bank and we are starting to run out of some items.”
She says items commonly requested include: cereals, rice, juices, canned meat, biscuits or other snacks, and toiletries like shampoo, toothpaste and bathroom tissue.
“We have even had a number of people asking for notebooks and pens,” Rose says. “Of course, monetary donations are always suitable and we can provide a charitable receipt for tax purposes.”
She adds that the bank currently has an overabundance of soups and instant ramen.
To make a contribution, visit the office at Canterbury College, 2500 University Avenue West, Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Cheques may be made payable to Iona College.
The food bank, located in the basement of the building, serves clients Mondays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 12:10 to 2:10 p.m.