On Giving Tuesday (December 3), the University of Guelph set out to raise enough money to buy 500 students breakfast during the often stressful exam season. Thanks to generous alumni and donors, we crushed our goal and raised $11,294 for the U of G Mental Health and Well-being Fund. This means we were able to fuel even more students for success, and we also supported student wellness programs on campus.
On Wednesday, December 4, the first Pop-Up breakfast was held in the Library. Staff, faculty and alumni volunteered to hand out breakfast sandwiches, fruit and coffee (along with special notes of encouragement) to 250 grateful students. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we increased our order and handed out 750 breakfast sandwiches over three days, with additional pop-ups in the Guelph Gryphons Athletic Centre and the University Centre. More than 20 alumni and campus community members volunteered handing out sandwiches. It was truly a feel-good experience for everyone involved, and judging by the gratitude of the student recipients, it was really well received.
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