Donation days: December 16 and 17, 2019

Thank you for participating in the 11th Annual GSA food drive! We’re really excited to be able to help out fellow students and have some friendly competition in the process. All donations will go to the Campus Food Bank.

Item Counting Information

  • Each box/can/package under 250g/mL counts as 1 item
  • Each box/can/package between 250 and 500g/ml counts as 2 items
  • Each box/can/package between 500 and 750g/ml counts as 3 items
  • Each box/can/package between 750 and 1000g/ml counts as 4 items
  • Each box/can/package over 1000g/mL counts as 5 items (no matter how big itis!)
  • The food bank cannot accept any dented cans and all items must be new and unopened, no partially used packages please (i.e., please do not open boxes of granola bars or juice boxes in order to count them as extraitems)
  • Cash donations will be counted as 1 item per $1.00 

High Demand Items

The Campus Food Bank has an especially high demand for the following items:

  • Monetary donations
  • Boxed macaroni and cheese
  • Pasta sauce, tomato sauce, and tomato paste
  • Pasta and dry soup
  • Canned fruit andvegetables
  • Canned meat (ham, turkey, chicken) and seafood (salmon, tuna, sardines)
  • Meal Helpers (Sidekicks, Uncle Ben’s,)
  • Peanut butter
  • Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, menstrual hygiene products, travel-sized deodorant, bar soap, etc.)


Prizes will be awarded on the basis of the most items per graduate student in the DGA. Graduate student numbers will be taken from your Fall 2019 Operational Bursary application.

  • 1st Prize: $300 voucher to the Last Defence Lounge
  • 2nd Prize: $200 voucher to the Last Defence Lounge
  • 3rd Prize: $100 voucher to the Last Defence Lounge

Donation Drop-Off Information

Items must be dropped off at the Last Defence Lounge ONLY during the following times:

  • Monday, December 16 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, December 17 9:00 am to11:00 am
  • The Food Drive Contest will end at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 17, 2019

If you have any questions, please contact the Governance and Services Coordinator at