Campus Holiday Food Drive To Benefit the Mid-South Food Bank
November 15th to December 3rd
The UT Health Science Center is excited to launch its yearlong effort to benefit the Mid-South Food Bank. Pocket change, as well as canned food items, will be collected to help feed those in need.
The Mid-South Food Bank is facing a severefood shortage, and it needs our help. According to its Web site (www.midsouthfoodbank.org), "20 percent of the population has experienced food insecurity or hunger in the last 12 months. That's more than 346,000 people. Of that 20 percent, 31 percent have incomes above the level that qualifies for food stamps. They make too much money for food stamps, but still struggle to feed themselves or their families."
Here is a highlight of those who are served by the Mid-South Food Bank. Through our donations the UT Health Science Center will be helping a wide variety of people in need.
2011 Final Results
Thank you for actively taking part and contributing to the success of our 4th Annual Campus Food Drive. You donated 2,713 pounds of food and $1,265 in monetary donations. This produced nearly three tons of food, providing 4,700 meals for families in need.
Thanks again, for being so generous and responding to the call to "Feed the Need."
The Mid-South Food Bank:
- serves the hungry in 31 counties, including 12 counties in Tennessee, one in Arkansas, and 18 in Mississippi.
- benefits nearly 300 charitable feeding programs, such as the Boys and Girls Club, Neighborhood Christian Center and the Salvation Army
- distributed 10,247,000 pounds of food and grocery items last year, the equivalent of more than 8,200,000 meals.
- feeds approximately 186,500 different people annually; that's 21,000 people each week who depend on the Food Bank for their next meal.
- turns a donated $1 into $4.23 worth of food or $1 = more than 2 meals!
Monetary donations are also accepted. Those who prefer to make this kind of contribution should contact the food drive representative in their building or go online at midsouthfoodbank.org. If money is donated online, please enter email@example.com as the e-mail, so that UTHSC's contributions can be tracked collectively.
Assisting the Mid-South Food Bank, which is located a few blocks away on South Dudley Street, allows the Health Science Center to reinforce our commitment to our mission, which includes improving health through public service. We encourage each employee and student to bring a bag of food for the campus food drive. Please visit our website: uthsc.edu/fooddrive.
Drop Box locations
Drop-off boxes have been strategically located throughout the campus. Look for boxes in the following buildings:
- 910 Madison Building, Suite 722
(Barbara Patton, 448-5600)
- 920 Madison Building, Suite 407
(Felicia Washington, 448-4577)
- 930 Madison Building, Suite 600
(Linda Johnson, 488-2042)
- Alexander Building, Suite 714
(Lisa Aitkens, 448-4934)
- Campus Police, Squad Room
(Officer Veronica Jones, 448-4444)
- Cancer Research Building, Room 152
(Andrea Briggs, 448-4800)
- Coleman Building, Room D328
(Gail House, 448-4630)
- Dunn Dental, S102
(Brenda Scott, 448-1285)
- Facilities, 1st & 3rd Floors
(Stanley Tyler, 448-5661)
- General Ed. Bldg. (GEB)
1st Floor, adjacent to police booth
(Carol Mason, 448-6464)
- Hyman Building, Suite 400
(Brenda Deane, 448-4930)
- Link Building, Suite 500
(Brenda Smith, 448-5957)
- Molecular Sciences Bldg., 1st Floor
(Ruby McNeal, 448-6060)
- Pharmacy Building, Suite 200
(Vicki Antwine, 448-6802)
- Pauline Building, Suite 633
(Pat Hopkins, 448-5193)
- Student Alumni Center (SAC), Main Floor
(Lynn Ivy, 448-5525)
- Urban Child Institute, 3rd Floor
(Pat Hopkins, 448-5193)
Items Needed Most:
(Please no glass containers)
- Canned meats
- Chili, Stew and Soups
- Chicken and dumplings
- Peanut butter
- Canned fruits
- Canned vegetables
- Canned 100% juices
- Canned milk
- Any non-perishable item
Other Needed Non-food Items:
(Please do NOT mix food and non-food items together)
- Monetary contributions
- Paper towels, plates, napkins, cups, plastic utensils
- Toilet paper
- Personal care items: toothpaste, shampoo, soap, deodorant
- Laundry and dish soap
- Other cleaning products