empty food bank cupboardsSupplies are running low at the campus food bank, which serves students even through the summer months.

Student food bank low on deposits

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.