12 Days of Giving

The 12 Days of Giving Food Drive

June 5 to June 20, 2019

Please note: Food Collection is at the end of the drive.  If you are collecting, please let us know when you join in, or at least by Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at noon. We need your name by then so we can share our food score sheet plus our food collection details.  There are set times for the collection as we have limited volunteers available to help with this drive.
Food collection is 9am - 12 noon Friday, June 21.  We have advised all signed up departments of the details.  If you have not yet signed up, please call us 9am on Friday at our office, 864-3467, and let us know if you are dropping food off or need a pickup.  We will be closing at noon, as we are not normally open Fridays.    

One-page flyer for event

  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. Please keep an eye on best before dates if taking items from your home pantry.

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 is important in arranging this event to know who is participating. Please advise us, if possible at the start of the campaign, if your department is collecting for this drive.

Requested items for each day are:
June 5  Day 1 -----   1 long grain rice
June 6 Day 2 -----   2 jars of peanut butter, any size
June 7 Day 3 -----   3 bottles of ketchup or mayonnaise
June 10 Day 4 -----  4 cans of diced tomatoes, pasta sauce, or tomato paste
June 11 Day 5 -----   5 cans of chunky soup, chowder or stew
June 12 Day 6 -----   6 cans of fruit (not individual size)
June 13 Day 7 -----   7 1-litre containers of orange or apple juice
June 14 Day 8 -----   8 cans of milk
June 17 Day 9 -----   9 cans of vegetables, any kind
June 18 Day 10 ----  10 individual juice boxes (apple or orange juice, please)
June 19 Day 11 ----  11 cans of chickpeas, lentils, or kidney beans
June 20 Day 12 ----  12 cans of protein: tuna, chicken, turkey or ham

Food collection will occur at the end of the drive. We will be in contact with signed-up departments, near the end of the drive, to provide details.

For more information or to advise of your participation, contact:
Anne Sinnott asinnott@mun.ca.


Campus Food Bank

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000