Libraries Team-Up for March Meal Madness

According to the Raider Food Pantry, 48% of the students at Wright State University experience food scarcity. We can help our students by participating in the March Meal Madness event which runs from March 9th through April 3rd. This is a competitive food drive put on by the social work intern at the WSU Raider Food Pantry to help stock the pantry.

library staff with food donation box

How does March Meal Madness Work?

Different teams composed of WSU organizations and departments will compete each week in a bracket, much like March Madness, bringing in the most donated food items of the four-week competition trying to advance to the last week and win. The winner and runner-up will receive a trophy they can proudly display in a location of their choosing. The University Libraries is one of those teams! We are offering our “food for fines” deals to all who bring in donated items during the competition. We’ll also be raffling off a private study room for the week before finals. Get an entry each day you bring in a food donation between now and April 9th. Stop by our first-floor circulation desk for more information.

How can I help?

Bring in non-perishable food items and drop them in the collection box in the lobby of the Dunbar Library during the Madness event, March 9th – April 3rd. And remember, expiration dates are important!  Please make sure your items have an expiration date.  It is important to note that any items that are past their expiration date MAY NOT BE EXPIRED, and the pantry has information on how to handle these items; however, if an item has no expiration date at all, they have no way of knowing and therefore cannot use the item.