Holiday Canned Food Drive

Posted On October 29, 2015
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Civic Engagement proudly supports 11 Alive News Station’s 33rd Annual Can-A-Thon on December 4, 2015. Civic Engagement, in collaboration with Alumni, Athletics, Dining Services, Facilities, Housing, Greek Life and Spotlight, is working to encourage all the departments at Georgia State University to start collecting can goods in order to make a significant food donation to those in need.

The canned food drive will kick off as part of Hunger and Homelessness Week on November 9. Donations will be accepted in locations throughout campus until the end of November. Last year, 11 Alive received enough donated food to stock The Salvation Army food pantry in metro Atlanta and the greater Floyd County area with food to last ten months! Their new goal for this year is to collect enough donations to fill the pantry with food to last a year.

Besides the contributing to the can-a-thon, a portion of the donations will go to the Georgia State University Food Pantry. Anyone interested in being a part of the can food collection day should contact the Director of Civic Engagement Lovell Lemons, at 404-413-1553. Offices interested in supporting this initiative can start a box of their own and bring the collections to any of the locations listed below.

Drop-Off Locations:

  • Civic Engagement – Student Center West, Suite 475
  • Alumni Office – 60 Piedmont Avenue NE
  • Patton Hall – 160 Edgewood Avenue NE
  • Piedmont North – 175 Piedmont Road NE
  • Athletics Office – 125 Decatur Street, Suite 201
  • Georgia State University Bookstore – 66 Courtland St. SE
  • Student Government Association (SGA) – Student Center West Suite, 450
  • Spotlight Office – Student Center West, Suite 262
  • Student Involvement Office – Student Center East, Suite 330

Items Needed for Donation:

  • Breakfast items (oatmeal, dry breakfast cereal and breakfast bars)
  • Rice
  • Protein foods (canned tuna, canned beans, peanut butter, baked beans, chili)
  • Dairy (infant formula, non-fat dry milk, evaporated milk, pudding)
  • Canned vegetables (vegetable soup, canned tomato products, baby food vegetables)
  • Canned fruits (apple sauce, canned juice, raisins, fruit cocktail)
  • Grains (pancake mix, whole wheat crackers, graham crackers)