We all know about Black Friday. And Cyber Monday. But have you heard of Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday, the first Tuesday of every December, is a globally celebrated day dedicated to giving back. That means charities, businesses, community centers and people around the world will join together to promote generosity.
Multnomah is celebrating by kicking off a campus-wide food drive that will donate all proceeds to the Oregon Food Bank.
About the food drive
Food drive kickoff
Monday, November 16
Last day to drop off donations
Tuesday, December 1, by noon
Where to drop off your contributions
Donation stations will be available in:
- The Advancement Office
- The seminary
- The Student Lounge in the JCA
The Student Lounge will be the primary collection point.
Who can participate?
Everyone! Students, staff and faculty are all invited to participate. Don’t be surprised if you’re challenged by a department or student group to see who can collect more food items!
Your contributions will make all the difference to hungry families this season. Buy some healthy food choices at a local grocery store (choose items from the list below) and drop them off at one of our Food Bank Buckets. Tell your classmates and get your friends involved. The more the merrier!
What to donate
- Canned meats (i.e., tuna, chicken, salmon)
- Canned or dried beans
- Canned fruits and vegetables (reduced sodium and reduced sugar)
- Whole-grain foods such as brown rice, whole grain cereal and whole-wheat pasta
- Soups, chilies and stews (reduced sodium and reduced fat)
- 100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed)
- Shelf-stable milk
- Unsaturated cooking oils
Giving Tuesday celebration
The food collection will culminate December 1 with a reflection chapel in the JCA, where we’ll stack all the food donations and take a group photo to celebrate God’s provision.
That afternoon, the food will be gathered up from MU and transported to the Oregon Food Bank. We’re looking for students to volunteer for this process. If you’d like to be involved, contact the Advancement Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
80 ways to give
If you’re looking for even more ways to give, check out our 80 Ways to Give page that we made in honor of Giving Tuesday and our upcoming 80th birthday. Choose from the creative list of ideas, and start giving in new ways today!
To learn more about Giving Tuesday, visit www.givingtuesday.org.
To learn more about the Oregon Food Bank, visit oregonfoodbank.org.