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The Queen’s Pub partners with the AMS Food Centre

February 09, 2012

KINGSTON, ON – On Thursday, February 9th patrons of the Queen’s Pub will have the option to donate the sides with their meal to the AMS Food Centre. This promotion will be featured all day (from 11:30am-last call).

“This year, we have participated in fundraisers for QHO and Movember. This initiative was brought to us by the AMS Food Centre, and immediately garnered our support,” says The AMS Pub Services (TAPS) Head Manager Fay Yachetti. “Finding new opportunities that allow us to give back is something that we feel strongly about since students put so much into our bars.”

The Queen’s Pub will also be donating leftover sandwiches and wraps to AMS Food Centre every Friday.

The AMS Food Centre is a confidential, non-judgmental food service for the all members of the Queen’s community located MacGillivray Brown Hall. The Food Centre operates primarily from optional fees from the Alma Mater Society (AMS) and Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS), as well as donations.

“The Food Centre always sees an increase in usage during winter term,” says Laura Stairs, AMS Food Centre Director. “Donations are particularly helpful during this time to ensure that students have access to the vitamins and nutrients that they need to succeed academically.” 

The AMS is collecting donations this week (February 6-10) in the JDUC Lower Celidh for the Food Centre, and donations are always welcome to be dropped off at the Food Centre itself or to the AMS Offices. The AMS Food Centre is open Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays 4:30pm-5:30pm.

CONTACT:
Please direct all media inquiries to Amanda Judd, AMS Communications Officer, at comm@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x 75850 .

BACKGROUNDER :
Alma Mater Society (AMS) –
http://www.myAMS.org
The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 14,200 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. The constituency is represented through 12 faculty and residence societies on AMS Assembly. The AMS Council, which is made up of a three-person executive, six commissioners, and three directors, oversees all day-to-day activities within the Society, including 14 corporate services and various government committees that address virtually all matters of student life at Queen’s.

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