Wednesday, April 13, 2016

5th Annual Kresge Library Services Food Drive (University of Michigan - April 13th through June 10th)

Kresge Library Food Drive 2016

5th Annual Kresge Library Services Food Drive
Wednesday April 13 through Friday June 10, 2016

Please join Kresge Library Services of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business as we embark on our 5th springtime food drive for Washtenaw County food banks.  We are looking to collect non-perishable food donations that will be distributed to local food banks in June. We are undertaking this food drive now for two big reasons:
  • While many organizations coordinate food drives around the holidays, hunger is a year round problem.  Food drives during the spring and summer are less common, but are critical for food banks’ ability to help families in need.
  • At Ross, nearly 40% of our students graduate every year after Winter Term and many leave Ann Arbor.  A food drive is a great way to lighten your load as you head out with your degree in hand, while helping less fortunate people in Michigan.

Starting on Wednesday April 13th through Friday June 10th, the Kresge Library Services will be collecting non-perishable food items and other personal products for Washtenaw Area food banks (Saline Area Social Services and the Hope Clinic in Ypsilanti).  

The best part of this program is that we can assist local food banks at a time when donations are at their lowest.  During our food drives since 2011, we collected over 50 boxes of food each year for Washtenaw County Food Banks thanks to the generosity of the Ross Community.

Here are the specs:

Dates: Wednesday April 13 through Friday June 10, 2016
Location: Drop-off boxes in the Ross Modular Offices (or MOtown - right across from the front of Ross).  The boxes will be at the Kresge Library Services Reference Desk (right when you enter to Modulars).
Times: The Modulars Offices are open Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Per the guidelines established by many food banks, we ask you to make sure that the donated items are:
• Non-perishable food products
• Contained in factory-sealed containers
• Currently not expired products
• Not in glass containers (most food banks avoid these as they can break in transit)

Food Items in great need include:
• Tuna Fish or other canned fish or meat
• Beef Stew, Meat Soups
• Hearty Soups
• Canned Spaghetti or Pasta
• Chili
• Beans (kidney, pinto, green, yellow, refried or black beans)
• Baby Food or Formula
• Ensure or other nutritional supplement drinks
• Rice
• Dry Beans
• Noodles, Macaroni
• Powdered Milk
• Pancake or Baking Mixes
• Cereal/Oatmeal
• Granola Bars
• Peanut Butter
• Jelly (in plastic jars)

Many Food Banks also collect unopened personal products including:
• Diapers
• Toothpaste
• Toothbrushes
• Soap
• Shampoo
• Disposable Razors
• Travel sized personal products are also very useful

If you would rather make a donation to these organizations, that would also be wonderful:

If you have any questions or special requests, please contact Corey Seeman at or 734-764-9969.  

Thank you in advance for supporting this great cause and helping those in our area who are less fortunate.  

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