Academic Affairs Conducts Spring Food Drive April 14-23 Virginia Lyons April 12, 2010 Did you know?Of those who visit Minnesota food shelves:50 percent are children43 percent have jobs but need to choose between paying for food and paying other bills20 percent are senior citizensTo help alleviate hunger in the Twin Cities, the Office of Academic Affairs will sponsor a food drive from Wednesday, April 14, through Friday, April 23.The goal for the spring food drive is to raise $404 and collect 1,205 pounds of food. If this goal is achieved, the results for 2009-10 will be double that of 2008-09.Collection boxes will be located throughout the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses. Donations will be given to the Keystone Community Services Midway Food Shelf. Checks can be made out to Keystone Community Services. In addition to gifts of food and money, meals from meal plans can be donated.The most needed food items are:Canned meat products (tuna, stew, chili, etc.)Dried beansRiceBoxed dinners (Hamburger Helper, etc.)Macaroni and cheeseCanned soupPastaCooking oilSugarBaking mixesAlso needed are personal care items:Bar soapShampooDeodorantLaundry detergentPaper productsToothbrushesDiapersMeal-plan donationMeal-plan meal donations will be taken during lunch and dinner on Wednesday, April 21, outside the Student Dining Hall in Murray-Herrick Campus Center, and on Thursday, April 22, at The Grill.Collection box locations:Collection boxes will be located around the St. Paul campus, including the Office of Academic Affairs, the Grill, the Commuter Center, Koch Commons, the Luann Dummer Center for Women and various department offices.On the Minneapolis campus, collection boxes will be placed near the Minneapolis Campus Services Office in Terrence Murphy Hall, near the Scholars desk in Opus Hall, on the second floor of the School of Law and in the Schulze Hall skyway.For more information, e-mail Kathryn Pogin.