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TGS Gives Back: Holiday Food Drive

Created: November 26, 2018

The Graduate School is pleased to host a food drive this holiday season. From Tuesday, November 27 to Friday, December 14, students, postdocs, faculty, and staff can donate non-perishable food items to benefit the Rogers Park drop-off locations of the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

If you are unable to participate in our traditional food drive, you can donate virtually through this link. (100% of the proceeds from our virtual food drive will be used to purchase food.) 

TGS Gives Back Raffle

Show us how you give back this holiday season by posting a photo on your social media (Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook) and tag it with #TGSGivesBack. This can be a photo of you dropping off your canned goods or taking part in any other charitable giving opportunity. As a way to say thanks, members of our community who participate will be entered into a raffle for a Northwestern throw blanket.

Donation Drop-Off Locations

Non-perishable food items may be dropped off at the following locations from November 27 to December 14

Chicago Campus:
Evanston Campus:

Donation Requirements

There is no minimum requirement for donations. All donations must be:

  • Non-perishable
  • In the original container with the original product label
  • Within the “Use by” or “Best if used by” date
  • Free of damage, stains or moisture
  • Standard retail food products (we cannot accept homemade food)

Suggested Food Items

The items most needed by the Greater Chicago Food Depository food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters are: 

  • Canned Beans
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Chili
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Soup
  • Canned Stew
  • Canned Fish

Thank you for taking part in this season of giving! If you have any questions, please email tgs@northwestern.edu.