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Holiday Giving: Consider the Cornucopia Food Pantry or Wildcat Santa

By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
December 8, 2010

The Cornucopia Food Pantry needs help.

Every year during the holidays, Cornucopia provides food to those in need in the university community. So far, Cornucopia has received enough provisions to fill about 30 food baskets. But they’ve received requests for 140, leaving them more than 100 baskets short.

Baskets or food items can be dropped off at the Waysmeet Center until Thursday, Dec. 16. Financial contributions also are welcome; it costs about $60-70 to fill one basket. Tax deductible checks can be made payable to the Cornucopia Food Pantry.

Here’s a list of suggested food donations:

Potatoes (5-pounds)
Carrots   (3-pounds)
Onions   (5-pounds)
Fresh fruit (oranges, apples, pineapples, etc.)
Eggs, milk, cheeses
Herbs and spices
Flour, sugar, baking powder, extracts, other baking items
Pancake mix and syrup (2 each)
Muffin and/or corn bread mixes (2 boxes)
Pie crust mix and filling (2 each)
Cookie, brownie or cake mixes
Basmati or other rice (2 boxes or bags)
Hot or cold cereal (2 boxes)
Pasta and sauce mixes; macaroni and cheese (2 boxes)
Gift certificate to Durham Market Place, Market Basket, Hannafords ($25 suggested)

For more information go to http://www.cornucopia.unh.edu/.

If you’re looking for another way to give, consider the Wildcat Santa toy drive, which provides gifts for children age newborn to 12 years old. It runs through Dec. 15.

Wildcat Santa is looking for games, books, puzzles, toys, CDs, art supplies, craft kits, DVDs, and gift certificates. Checks (payable to UNH) are welcome. Referrals will be accepted up to the last week of the program.

Volunteers are needed on toy sort night Nov. 15, registrar’s office, Stoke Hall.

For more information, visit  (http://unh.edu/wildcatsanta ) or contact Maureen Marshall at 2-1983, Maureen.marshall@unh.edu.

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

·  Campus Rec – Whittemore Center
·  Elliott Alumni Center
·  Dimond Library
·  Dunlap Center
·  Elizabeth Demeritt House
·  Facilities – Univ. Research BSC
·  Health Services
·  Holloway Commons – ID Office
·  Housing Office
·  Human Resources
·  Morse Hall – EOS
·  Murkland Hall – Dean’s Office
·  NH Federal Credit Union
·  One Leavitt Lane
·  Parsons Hall – Chemistry Dept.
·  Paul Creative Arts Center – Theater & Dance
·  Printing & Mail Services – 10 West Edge
·  Rudman Hall – COLSA BSC
·  Service Building – VP Research BSC
·  Spaulding Life Science – Coop. Ext./Biological Sci.
·  Stoke Hall - Registrar’s Office and Business Services
·  Thompson Hall – VP Student Affairs
·  Transportation
·  WSBE – McConnell Hall


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