Duke University Libraries Holiday Food Drive

Next time you return a book to the library, bring a can of food for the Durham Food Bank!

Help serve the Durham community by participating in the 2013 Duke University Libraries Holiday Food Drive, now through December 18. Donations will be given to the Durham Food Bank, an organization that has served over 6.2 million pounds of food in the last year alone. Currently, over 96,000 individuals are at risk of going hungry; 30,000 of those are children. While the root causes behind hunger in the community may be complicated, the immediate solution is brilliantly simple: feed those who are hungry. Please take a moment to work towards this solution by donating non-perishable food items.

The Durham Food Bank is looking for: canned soups, tuna, ravioli, spaghetti, lasagna, stews, meats, vegetables (pop top cans are a plus!), peanut butter, cereal, rice, pasta, dried beans, fruit cups, dried fruit, applesauce, granola bars, crackers, pudding cups, juice boxes.

Students: Have a bunch of unused food points? Trot over to the Lobby Shop, the East Campus Store, or Uncle Harry’s and pick up any of these items for donation.

Donations will be collected at the Perkins Library Circulation Desk, Smith Warehouse Shipping and Receiving, the Lilly Library Circulation Desk, and the Library Service Center.