GSBS Cares has launched its sixth annual Thanksgiving Food Drive with a very ambitious goal: to collect two tons of food in a little more than three weeks.
“We got a bit of a late start this year because of the storm, so we’re really trying to get the word out to make up for lost time,” said GSBS Cares representative and graduate student Eric Swanson, who has been active in the annual food drive since its inception.
The drive, which is now in its sixth year and benefits the Worcester County Food Bank, ends on Monday, Nov. 26.
Medical School Building--New lobby--Student Affairs entrance--Clinical lot entrance
Biotech I, II, IV and V main entrances
Ambulatory Care Center lobby
South Street campus lobby
Soup, stew, chili
Dry and canned pasta
Macaroni and cheese
Cereal, rice, beans
Canned fruit and vegetables
Canned tuna, chicken, salmon
Peanut butter and jelly (no glass)
Monetary donations in the form of cash or checks are also welcome, but should not be left in the collection bins. To make a monetary donation, contact a representative of GSBS Cares.
If you have questions or would like more information, contact a member of the GSBS Care Community Service Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Worcester County Food Bank is a collaboration of local non-profits, donors and volunteers focused on providing relief from hunger throughout Central Massachusetts. In its 30 years, the food bank has collected and distributed more than 50 million pounds of food to local shelters, food pantries, senior centers, residential rehabilitation programs, soup kitchens, after-school programs and neighborhood centers. It is a member of Feeding America, the nation's official network of food banks and food rescue organizations.
Related link on UMassMedNow:Go behind the scenes of the Thanksgiving Food Drive