October 21st, 2020

U of L shredding event aids campus food bank

By Kalinowski, Tim on November 1, 2019.

T-Rex rider Kevin Vadnais, who is also manager of information management and security, helps with the Nightmare on Shred Street shredding event Thursday morning at the University of Lethbridge. The annual Halloween event partners with Lethbridge Mobile Shredding to offer free shredding of personal paper materials, hard-drive degaussing and e-waste recycling to the public. Herald photo by Ian Martens @IMartensHerald

Tim Kalinowski

Lethbridge Herald


University of Lethbridge staff and students, in partnership with Lethbridge Mobile Shredding, held their annual “Nightmare on Shred Street” Halloween fundraising and awareness event just outside of the 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness on Thursday.

“October is cyber-security awareness month,” explained Ashley Haughton, records and information manager for the University of Lethbridge. “We are collecting e-waste and providing people with an opportunity to have their documents shredded securely by Lethbridge Mobile Shredding for free; although we are raising money and collecting donations for the campus food bank if people are generous enough to bring them.”

U of L student union president Andrew Gammack appreciated that Information Technology Services, who organized the event, allowed the students union to collect donations on behalf of the campus food bank during Nightmare on Shed Street.

“We see a ton of uptake on the food bank both from graduate students and undergraduate students as well,” he said. “Our campus food bank is open to all members of the university community. To be honest, it’s a little sad how popular it actually is. We see quite a bit of uptake. We have a constant inflow and outflow of food, and where we store all the food for the food bank.”

Gammack said the campus food bank is always looking for new donations of money or food to meet the nutrition needs of students, and such donations could be dropped off at the Student Union room SU 180 during business hours.

“It’s nice to see the community come together to support something like this,” he confirmed. “That awareness of the food bank, I think, is really big. We want any student who can’t afford to buy groceries to be aware of the food bank. And to know there are supports out there if they don’t have food to eat.”

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