canned goodsDemand is outstripping supply at the student food bank run by Iona College.

Keep campus in mind for charity efforts: student food bank manager

The student food bank in the basement of Canterbury College is experiencing shortages of some popular items, says manager Sandi Rose. She hopes donors will help refill its shelves.

“There are more students in need this year than ever before,” she says. “We’re putting out a call to our supporters, who make it possible for us to feed hungry students.”

Items currently in heavy demand include canned meats, vegetables, and fruits; chick peas and kidney beans; pasta and sauces; cereal; peanut butter; toiletries; notebooks and pens. Donations will be received at Canterbury College, 2500 University Avenue West, Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Please make cheques payable to Iona College.

Rose also suggests that groups planning charity food drives later in the semester consider directing the proceeds to the campus food bank.

“It’s great to see people wanting to support our community and I remind faculty and staff that charity begins at home,” she says.