Food Bank seeks help

By Chris Beauchamp

After heavier than usual use this summer, the University of Calgary Campus Food Bank is calling for a little help heading into September.

“We’re kind of low on everything now,” said Food Bank Coordinator Amanda Head. Head stressed the situation isn’t dire, but a throng of needy graduate students have pushed the limits of the Food Bank compared to usual summer usage.

“Most of the people I get are on student loans,” said Head, noting international students with families and students waiting for their loan checks constitute a majority of users. “A lot of the funding runs out in September.

Peanut butter, toiletries, laundry detergent, juice and other expensive items are always in demand, said Students’ Union Volunteer Services Manager Sue Wilmot.

The Campus Food Bank is operated by the SU as a short-term emergency relief service for all campus community members.

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