Tuesday, December 20, 2011

HSGA Holiday Food Drive Benefits Freestore Foodbank

The Health Sciences Graduate Association (HGSA) is holding a holiday food drive to benefit Cincinnati's Freestore Foodbank until Friday, Dec. 16.

The Freestore Foodbank serves more than 300,000 people in need annually in over 20 counties across Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.

They are currently in need of nutritious, nonperishable canned and packaged foods which have not expired (no glass) and personal care items. Monetary donations will also be accepted.

Donation bins are located in the Medal Sciences Building by the first floor elevators, in the Vontz Center's main lobby, the Metabolic Diseases Institute main lobby and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center's 7th floor atrium.
Examples of items needed:
  • Canned meat products (tuna, chicken, ham, spaghetti with meatballs, chili with meat and beans, beef stew, etc.)
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Dried or canned beans
  • Fruit juice
  • Jelly
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Pasta
  • Peanut butter
  • Rice
  • Whole grain cereal
  • Personal care items (soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste/brush, feminine hygiene products, disposable diapers)
For questions or more information, contact Meaghan Waltmann at waltmamd@mail.uc.edu.

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