#SpreadTheBreadUofT Gift Card Campaign

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Every eligible Canadian is being given the opportunity to receive a $25 gift card from Loblaw Companies. We want to encourage faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are able to donate their gift card to an organization working to address hunger and food insecurity through the #SpreadTheBreadUofT campaign.

*NOTE: The gift cards from Loblaw Companies need to be activated before they are donated, so please follow the instructions included with the physical gift card for completing this step before dropping your gift card off.

What You Can Do

  1. Visit the Loblaw Companies website to confirm your eligibility and register to receive a $25 gift card.
  2. Sign up with the #SpreadTheBreadUofT mailing list; a reminder email will be sent to you in 6-8 weeks with details on how you can donate your gift card.
  3. Decide how you want to #SpreadTheBreadUofT!
    • Option One: Bring your physical gift card to an on-campus drop-off location and it will be delivered to one of the student-run on-campus food banks or food centres. Please be sure to activate your gift card before dropping it off. You can drop off gift cards at the Information Desk in the UTSC Library or at any of our other on-campus drop-off locations.
    • Option Two: Research community organizations and reach out to them directly about dropping off your gift-card. Want a starting-point for potential places to give? Here’s a list.
    • Option Three: Keep the physical gift card and donate its cash value to an organization addressing insecurity. Want a starting-point for potential places to give? Here’s a list.
  4. Spread the word about #SpreadTheBreadUofT – tell your friends, use the hashtag, link to the charity you’ve chosen to support, snap a pic of you dropping your gift card off on-campus!