Nov. 3, 2006 -- Madison House, Student Council, the U.Va. Bookstores and UVA Dining are once again sponsoring a food drive to help support the Thomas Jefferson Area Food Bank. Drop boxes will be located at the U.Va. Bookstore above the Central Grounds Parking Garage, the U.Va. Medical Center Bookstore, Courts & Commerce at the U.Va. School of Law, the Darden Exchange, the Crossroads at O-Hill, Lambeth Convenience Store, Bice and Faulkner Residence Halls and Madison House through Nov. 16.
The U.Va. Bookstores will also donate $.25 per pound of dropped off at a Bookstore location and U.Va. Dining will provide a case of food from each sponsoring location.
The Thomas Jefferson Area Food Bank serves the City of Charlottesville, and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock. It is a division of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, which provides food for 16,500 different people each week.
Elizabeth Hamm, the Food Re-sourcing Coordinator states that, “In our network of 25 counties and 9 cities, we serve 16,500 people per week. Our food bank serves multiple programs including our Kids Café program which provides after school snacks to underprivileged youth, Rural Route program which provides food to our elderly, as well as numerous other programs.
We hope to reach over two tons this upcoming drive, so every little bit helps.”
Last year, 1,000 pounds of food was raised by the U.Va. community. Our goal for this year is 5,000 pounds. (if every Undergrad were to donate one can of food, we would have 15,000 pounds!).
Items of particular need are:
Strawberry or Grape Jelly
Apple, Grape, or Pineapple Juice Boxes
Canned Fruits or Fruit Cups such as Peaches, Pineapples and Pears
Canned Vegetables such as Peas, Corn and Green Beans
Pork and Beans
Soups such as Chicken Noodle, Vegetable and Tomato
Chili with Beans
For more information, please contact Patrick Perkins at (434) 924-1496 or email firstname.lastname@example.org@virginia.edu or Greg Jackson at email@example.com.