12 Days of Giving
12 Days of Giving 7th Annual Food Drive - June 8 to June 26, 2012
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, including completing the set quantity for each individual day. 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.
Our food list is on the link at the right, as well as listed below.
June 8, Day 1--- 1 bag of white flour
June 11, Day 2 --- 2 bags of sugar
June 12, Day 3 --- 3 bottles of cooking oil (preferably canola, not peanut, and preferably 946 ml, please)
June 13, Day 4 --- 4 packages of elbow macaroni or spaghetti, 900g size preferred
June 14, Day 5 --- 5 cans of vegetable soup
June 15, Day 6 --- 6 cans of fruit (not individual size)
June 18, Day 7 --- 7 1-litre containers of orange or apple juice
June 19, Day 8 --- 8 cans of milk (whole, not 2%, please)
June 20, Day 9 --- 9 cans of chicken noodle soup
June 21, Day 10 --- 10 individual juice boxes (no kiwi please)
June 22, Day 11 --- 11 cans of whole kernel corn, preferably 341ml
June 26, Day 12 --- 12 cans of protein: tuna, chicken, turkey or ham
For more information or to advise of your participation, contact:
Thanks so much to departments for participating in the 12 Days of Giving this year. See bottom of page for link to winners' list and related story. . Some quick numbers first. We had 24 teams, down from last year, but the per team giving is up slightly. Overall, we collected just over 4,000 pieces of food, which is tremendous, it means a lot to us. We actually have more food than the 4k, as some teams give without filling in forms. We like the forms, it helps with our stats, but the main thing we like is that you are able to give when we need your help. We also received some cash.
We call you winners here, but you know that the real winners are the people who use the food bank. They really appreciate your help