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Monetary donations needed at Student Food Bank

​The Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU) is looking for financial support in the form of monetary donations for its Student Food Bank in anticipation of increased usage in the coming months. 

The Student Food Bank helps alleviate the financial strain students face when obtaining a post-secondary education. The food bank is a not-for-profit service, and is extremely dependent on donations. 

“Monetary donations to the food bank are critical because we get an unequal distribution of supplies, some of which are low in supply but high in demand,” said said Sarah McGowan, director of communications for NUSU.  “Some students may experience shortage of finances, have not been given enough hours at work, or have had unexpected payments such as auto or medical expenses. The Food Bank allows for students to get a helping hand to make ends meet when times are tough,” said McGowan.

The food bank is currently well stocked in many items and further food donations are coming in from groups in and around campus; however, items such as toiletries, gluten-free foods, and grocery store gift cards are needed. Monetary donations allow NUSU to provide more flexible, needs based supplies to students.

A Go Fund Me account has been created so that monetary donations can be made online.  Click here to donate to the NUSU Student Food Bank.

"The reason we have setup a Go Fund Me account is that we have students from all over Ontario, and the rest of Canada, and we are hoping to tap into the community members, family and friends of our students to increase our donor base,” said McGowan.  “No matter how small the donation is it has an impact on students’ lives here. North Bay is their home away from home and we want to make sure they have their needs met.”

NUSU also operates a food bank for students in the Bracebridge campus, and donations accrued will be used to fund the needs of both as demand shifts.

For more information on how to help students contact


Nipissing University
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