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Annual Labour Studies Food Drive

This year Labour Studies is again challenging all departments and schools in the Faculty of Social Sciences to a Food Drive to support food banks in the local area.
Annual Labour Studies Food Drive

With our ailing economy, high unemployment and growing poverty, there is an even more desperate need this year for donations. Hamilton Food Share's Recovery program raises $5 dollars worth of food for every $1 you donate!

This year Labour Studies is again challenging all departments and schools in the Faculty of Social Sciences to a Food Drive to support food banks in the local area. 

Last year they collected a total of $2647.36 and 101 pounds of food! 

With our ailing economy, high unemployment and growing poverty, there is an even more desperate need this year for donations. Hamilton Food Share's Recovery program raises $5 dollars worth of food for every $1 you donate! Your financial donations go in part to the food recovery program (healthy and good product deemed surplus and un-salable by food industry standards) and in bulk purchasing of food that is desperately needed now. Your contribution will also assist in connecting with local farmers in an exciting new program called "Hamilton Harvest". This program works with local area farmers and provides fresh, healthy foods to food banks and hot meal programs. For more information on Hamilton Food Share and Hamilton Harvest, please visit: http://www.hamiltonfoodshare.org/

As in past years, to make it more equitable, departments and schools are allowed to join forces with one another and have their totals combined. To ease the administrative load, items (non-perishable, toiletry, cash/cheques) will be counted and not prorated or weighed. Please make cheques payable to Hamilton Food Share. Donations of $10 or more will receive a tax receipt. Please provide your full name and address if you wish for a tax receipt.

Items that are in very short supply are: 

  • Canned meat & fish
  • Cereal 
  • Baby food & formula (needs to have at least 6 wks till expiry)
  • Canned pastas, vegetables, soups 
  • Powdered milk
  • Kraft dinner, Fruit cups, Fruit drinking boxes
  • Peanut butter & Jam 

Please start collecting! Items must be delivered between 9:00-9:30 am on Thursday, December 1, to the Labour Studies office (KTH 717). Our donations will be picked up and delivered to Hamilton Food Share the same morning.

If you wish to have your collection picked up, please call the Labour Studies office. Please feel free to contact the Labour Studies office at 905 525 9140 x24692 if you have any questions. 

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