UNCG Campus Weekly

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Campus-wide food drive has begun

Hunger doesn’t take a holiday to someone who’s hungry.

That is the theme for this year’s university-wide food drive.

Urban Ministries of Greensboro, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, and Groceries on Wheels will receive the food collected at UNCG. They were selected in an attempt to reach the greatest magnitude of need within our community.

The food drive will continue through Monday, Nov 21. The organizers note that the beginning of the holiday season is good timing for filling the low pantries at these organization.

Donation boxes are located in Room 217 EUC, EUC Commons, HHP Building, Forney, McNutt, McIver, Financial Aid, Mossman (HRS) and MHRA Building.

A special day to mark on calendars: Tuesday, Nov. 1, when they will have donation boxes from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at each of the three parking decks (Oakland Ave, Walker Ave, and McIver) and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the front and rear entrances of Elliott University Center.

The four-week food drive is hosted by the UNCG Staff Senate On-Campus and Off-Campus Service Committees and The Office of Leadership and Service-Learning.

  • The Groceries on Wheels offers food, friendship and hope to improve health and wellness to low income seniors in Guilford County. The food drive organizers note there are growing numbers of seniors that provide for their grandchildren.
  • Second Harvest Food Bank distributes food to childhood hunger programs and Triad Community Kitchen Programs, as well as assists when disaster strikes.
  • Greensboro Urban Ministries distributes to feeding programs and other non-profits that serve the hungry.

Please contact Lee Odom (4-5393 or lhodom@uncg.edu), Joseph Frey (6-1406 or jjfrey@uncg.edu), or Jan Albrecht (4-3962 or Albrecht@uncg.edu), if you have any questions.