University Community Encouraged to Donate to "Skip A Meal"

February 25, 2008 - Campus Bulletin

The University community is encouraged to donate meal points or cash to the Meal Exchange’s "Skip a Meal" program running Feb. 25 to March 7.

Donations go towards supporting 19 local organizations in Guelph, including men and women's shelters and food banks.

"The winter semester 'Skip a Meal' program helps agencies during a critical time of the year," said Jessica Pudwell, education and promotions coordinator for Meal Exchange's Guelph chapter. "With the holiday season behind us, summer donations can be low. The food purchased from this campaign helps agencies make it through this low point, and for some, it's what allows them to keep their doors open."

Volunteers will be accepting donations this week at Creelman Dining Hall, Prairie Cafeteria and the Centre Six Food Court from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7pm.

Residence students are encouraged to talk to their RA or Interhall Rep in order to donate and receive more information about the program.

Meal Exchange is a national student-run organization that aims to engage students from 45 Canadian campuses in solving the problem of hunger in their communities.

The Guelph chapter is managed and operated through the Central Student Association.

Through Meal Exchange's “Skip a Meal” program, students buy specialty items that aren't often collected in traditional food drives, such as ethnic and diabetic foods.

For more information, contact Jessica Pudwell at 519-824-4120, Ext. 58212.

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