Kresge Library News: Announcing the First Annual Kresge Library-Gast Library Food Drive Competition! (April 1 to May 31, 2013)

April 01, 2013

Announcing the First Annual Kresge Library-Gast Library Food Drive Competition! (April 1 to May 31, 2013)

Kresge Library Food Drive 2013 Food Fight

For people here at the University of Michigan, beating Sparty never gets old. Whether it is on the football field, the basketball court, the baseball diamond, in case competitions, in job searches…it always feels great to one up our brethren school in East Lansing. This is the true nature of the great rivalry we share. This year, the business libraries at these two great schools are taking this competitive spirit and putting the rivalry to good use. We are starting a new tradition that will pit the students, staff and faculty at the two business schools to help out those less fortunate in our two communities.

For two months (April 1st through May 31st), the libraries will be leading competing food drives with their respective business schools. The William C. Gast Business Library will be collecting food for the MSU Food Bank. The Kresge Business Administration Library will be collecting for Saline Area Social Services and the Hope Clinic (Ypsilanti). This will be the third annual food drive for Kresge, but their first competition with another library. The libraries will be measuring the food donations in copy paper boxes. The winning library gets the all important bragging rights and a trophy (to be determined) that will move back and forth between the winning schools. The real winner will be the food banks that will be able to replenish their stocks at a time when donations are at their lowest.

During our food drives in 2011 and 2012, we collected over 50 boxes of food each year for Washtenaw County Food Banks. I know we can do better and hope the allure of beating Sparty will get the Ross Community motivated!

Go Blue! Beat Sparty!

Here are the specs:

Dates: Monday April 1 through Friday May 31, 2013

We will have drop-off boxes in Kresge Library at the Circulation Desk on the second floor items from Monday April 1, 2013 through Friday May 31, 2013.

Per the guidelines established by many food banks, we ask you to make sure that the donated items are:
• Non-perishable food products
• Contained in factory-sealed containers
• Currently not expired products
• Not in glass containers (most food banks avoid these as they can break in transit)

Food Items in great need include:
• Tuna Fish or other canned fish or meat
• Beef Stew, Meat Soups
• Hearty Soups
• Canned Spaghetti or Pasta
• Chili
• Beans (kidney, pinto, green, yellow, refried or black beans)
• Baby Food or Formula
• Ensure or other nutritional supplement drinks
• Rice
• Dry Beans
• Noodles, Macaroni
• Powdered Milk
• Pancake or Baking Mixes
• Cereal/Oatmeal
• Granola Bars
• Peanut Butter
• Jelly (in plastic jars)

Many Food Banks also collect unopened personal products including:
• Diapers
• Toothpaste
• Toothbrushes
• Soap
• Shampoo
• Disposable Razors
• Travel sized personal products are also very useful

If you want to learn more about food banks and hunger in America, you can see this page on the Kresge Wiki.

If you have any questions, please contact Corey Seeman or at 734-764-9969. The contact at MSU is Breezy Silver - William C. Gast Business Library (Broad College of Business, Michigan State University, East Lansing)

Thank you for participating in this exciting new competition and Go Blue!


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