The 12 Days of Giving is a Food Drive sponsored by the Campus Food Bank. We ask that Departments and Offices around Memorial’s campus get involved and compete against each other with the winning department or office receiving munchies for a coffee break. There are prizes for collecting the most points in total and the most points per capita, so regardless of the size of your department, everyone has a chance to win!
The idea for the Food Drive is simple as it plays off the 12 Days of Christmas theme. Each day, there are suggested food items to donate and the amount of the item corresponds to the Day of Giving. Points will be assigned per item donated from this list. Points will also be assigned for items donated not on the list, but please note – list items are worth more points. Brand names are not important.
At the end of the 12 Days of Giving, volunteers from the Campus Food Bank will arrange for the collection of food from participating departments and the results will be tallied. It helps in arranging this to know who is participating, so if possible please advise us at the start of the campaign if your department is collecting.
Requested items for each day are:
June 7 Day 1 ---- 1 rice, 500g bags of long grain rice preferred
June 8 Day 2 ---- 2 jars of peanut butter, any size
June 9 Day 3 ---- 3 bottles of cooking oil (preferably canola or corn, not peanut, and preferably 946 ml, please)
June 10 Day 4 ---- 4 cans of tomatoes, tomato sauce, or tomato paste, any size
June 13 Day 5 ---- 5 cans of chunky soup, chowder or stew
June 14 Day 6 ---- 6 cans of fruit (not individual size)
June 15 Day 7 ---- 7 1-litre containers of orange or apple juice
June 16 Day 8 ---- 8 cans of milk (whole, not 2%, please)
June 17 Day 9 ---- 9 cans of chicken noodle or vegetable soup
June 20 Day 10 ---- 10 individual juice boxes (no kiwi please)
June 21 Day 11 ---- 11 cans of chickpeas, lentils, or kidney beans
June 22 Day 12 ---- 12 cans of protein: tuna, chicken, turkey or ham