Sammy Slug joins Second Harvest
organizers at an earlier drive. Sammy will be promoting
contributions throughout this week.
Second Harvest Food Drive sets goal of 50,000
Sammy Slug will be at the main entrance to campus today through
Friday, December 3, urging contributions to the Second Harvest
Have a meal plan?
Donate your extra dining hall meals or flexi dollars
online to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. For every
dollar donated, the food bank can distribute $9 worth
The Student Affairs Office has set up a donation
web site, now through December 5.
Sammy will be telling people, as best as Sammy can, to
open up their pocketbooks, said Manuel Grijalva, UCSC
Mail Services manager. A Campus Mail Services truck will be
parked at the main entrance through Friday, December 3, to accept
donations of food. Donors are also being encouraged to consider
donating cash or writing checks, since Second Harvest can use
this type of donation year-round.
The campus goal is to collect 50,000 pounds of food and cash
equivalent donations toward a community goal of one million
pounds. Last year UCSC collected 49,535 pounds.
Second Harvest Food Bank
is a nonprofit organization providing food and basic necessities
to people in need. The drive is cosponsored by the Academic
Senate and the Staff Advisory Board.
Checks, which must be written by December 6, should be sent
through interdepartmental mail to Campus Mail Services, and
made payable to Second Harvest Food Bank. The food drive ends
Friday, December 10.
For every dollar donated, Second Harvest is able to distribute
more than $9 worth of food. A $15 cash donation provides a family
an average of 63 meals.
The Food Bank credits UCSC with three pounds worth of food
for every dollar contributed.
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