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North Bay residents help feed students

Students Jake deBruyn and Malarie Wilson help unload canned food donated to the on-campus food bank sunday afternoon.


Students Jake deBruyn and Malarie Wilson help unload canned food donated to the on-campus food bank sunday afternoon.

Frosh leaders and participants took on the chore of restocking the on-campus food bank, Sunday afternoon, by hunting for private donations throughout North Bay.

Jake deBruyn, NUSU President and Criminology student explained that although there were fewer participants in the food drive, the food bank still had the same yield as previous years.

“We had two vans and a half-ton pickup full of food,” deBruyn said.

The students collected the non-perishable items door-to-door throughout North Bay. Del Monte also helped the food drive by donating over 100 cases of canned food.

“We hit Airport Hill, the Lakeshore area, Birchhaven, Ferris and the Gormanville area,” he explained.

“We basically covered the town with as many people that we had to work with.”

The food drive was successful enough that there was extra food that will be donated to the North Bay Food Bank.

“We are pretty proud of that too,” deBruyn added.

He explained that donations included cereals, pastas and canned items.

“There was a lot of Kraft Dinner too, that’s what students like,” deBruyn said.

The Canadore and Nipissing student councils have also donated milk and produce vouchers, which are redeemable at No Frills.

He explained that there is a definite demand for the food bank on-campus and although it is full now, supply will get low before the next food drive.

The student council will continue to accept donations at their central office on 100 College Drive throughout the year.

“The community really supported us this year,” he said.

“We really appreciate it.”




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