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Posted on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011

Holiday Food & Fund Drive 2011
This year's annual Holiday Food & Fund Drive is upon us and is being organized by SCU Campus Ministry in partnership with the ACCESS office, the Faculty Senate, the Residential Learning Community Association, the Staff Senate, University Dining Services, and the University Library. Santa Clara University has had an ongoing relationship with Second Harvest Food Bank for many years. Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is a private non-profit organization that collects and distributes more than 45 million pounds of nutritious food each year to low-income children, adults and seniors. The Food Bank currently serves an average of 240,000 individuals each month, an increase of 4% over last year. Of those they serve, 67% are families with children and 12% are senior citizens.

  • Virtual Food Drive
    Now through December. $1 provides 2 well-balanced, nutritious meals for a community member. This feature allows you to donate money that will be used to purchase food with little to no administrative costs. Simply choose "Schools" from the first drop-down menu and then "Santa Clara University - Campus Ministry" from the second drop-down menu and we will be credited with the amount you donate. If every staff and faculty member donated one dollar, we would more than double our goal of $1000.
  • Food 4 Fines
    Now through December 9. The University Library will waive $2 towards each fine you have (including LINK+ fines) for any of the food items (listed above) you bring to the University Library Circulation desk, located on the first floor of the Learning Commons. Of course you do not need to have fines to donate. Please be aware that the Library cannot accept expired date food items, and that the items cannot be used to pay for lost books or billed accounts. Let's ensure a really good holiday season for those in need at this critical time in our country. Sponsored by the University Library.
  • Cellar Market Collection
    Now through December 9. There are barrels outside the Cellar Market that anyone can use for non-perishable food donations. Students are especially encouraged to purchase food in the Cellar Market and drop it off at this location. Supported by University Dining Services.
  • Cellar Market Sidewalk Sale
    December 5 through December 7 in Parlors B & C. This is an opportunity to purchase needed items in bulk from Bon Appetit for pick-up by Second Harvest Food Bank. Sponsored by University Dining Services.
  • Emergency Preparedness
    A suggestion offered by our emergency planning manager, Mike Taheny, is that you go through your non-perishable food stored for emergencies and donate items before expiration dates are reached. That way you can make a valuable donation to those in need, review your stores, and replenish your supplies. It's a win for everyone!

Following is a list of the most desirable non-perishable food donations: meals in a can (stew, chili, soup), tuna/canned meat, peanut butter, canned foods with pop-top lids, low sugar cereals, 100% fruit juices in single serving boxes, canned fruit packed in its own juice, and low salt canned vegetables. Please do not donate items packaged in glass or bulk quantities of rice, flour, or sugar.

Documentary Making for Social Justice
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 5:30 - 7:30 pm | Viewing and Taping room A (Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library)
Come celebrate with the Office for Multicultural Learning as students from Dr. Jamie Walker's "ETHN 160: Documentary Making for Social Justice" class showcase their final films. A total of 14 students will premiere their ten minute documentaries which are committed to social justice and change. A "Questions and Answers" with the filmmakers will follow. Light Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

Energy Challenge
Get ready... The third annual Energy Challenge begins in January! Read about last year's Energy Challenge.

SCOOPS Fair
January 19, 6 - 8 pm | Santa Clara Mall (Between Benson and Kenna)
SCOOPS stands for Students Collaborating and Organizing Opportunities and Events for Sustainability. Many sustainability-related clubs will be on-site to share information about their organization, projects and events for winter quarter, and ways for students to get involved.

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