March 8, 2016

Soup and Bread Night Fundraiser at UWEC Produces $4,030 for Local Food Bank

 

Blugold Dining raised $4,030 during its Soup and Bread Night on Feb. 24 at Riverview Cafe East at the Hilltop Center, thanks to the generosity of UWEC students.

The money has been donated to Feed My People Food Bank in Eau Claire, benefiting senior citizens, single parents, the working poor, the homeless, the mentally ill and others across the Chippewa Valley. More than 14,500 people each month – 38 percent of them children – rely on food from Feed My People programs.

Students selected soups and breads as the only menu items on Feb. 24 at Riverview Cafe East in place of the regular entrees and sides inside the all-you-care-to-eat cafeteria. Sixty volunteers from student organizations served 252 gallons of soup, and the money that Blugold Dining saved in labor and food costs went to Feed My People. Soup and Bread Night has generated more than $23,000 for Feed My People since 1995.

March 1, 2016

Blugold Diner’s Club Bonus Day on March 8!


Our second Blugold Diner’s Club bonus day of the spring semester is Tuesday, March 8. For any deposit you make of $100 or more that day, you’ll receive a 10 percent bonus on funds deposited. Deposits can be made in person from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Blugold Card Services office on the first floor of Davies Center, at value transfer stations around campus or online.
 
Bonus funds are awarded on a Blugold Dining gift card. On March 8, we’ll have a table set up from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside the Blugold Card Services office for Blugold Diner’s Club members to pick up their gift cards. If you can’t pick up your gift card on March 8, your gift card must be picked up at the Blugold Dining office on the second floor of Davies Center by Tuesday, March 15 at 5 p.m. To receive your gift card, please provide any of the following:

• A deposit receipt from Blugold Card Services

• A receipt from the value transfer station

• A printed copy of an emailed receipt for an online deposit, showing your name, the deposit amount and the date

Also, check out our weekly members-only specials for the spring semester! Make sure to mention the specials to your cashier to take advantage of your savings!

February 16, 2016

Soup and Bread Night Fundraiser Returns to Hilltop Center at UWEC on Feb. 24


Blugold Dining invites UWEC students, faculty and staff to fight hunger and help those in need across the Chippewa Valley by taking part in its Soup and Bread Night, on Feb. 24 from 4 p.m. to midnight at Riverview Cafe East at the Hilltop Center.

A student-run initiative, Soup and Bread Night has raised more than $19,000 for Feed My People Food Bank in Eau Claire since 1995. Students select soups and breads as the only menu items on Feb. 24 at Riverview Cafe East in place of the regular entrees and sides inside the all-you-care-to-eat cafeteria – Riverview Cafe West will close at 4 p.m. on Feb. 24. Volunteers from student organizations serve the soups and breads, and the money that Blugold Dining saves in labor and food costs will be donated to Feed My People, benefiting senior citizens, single parents, the working poor, the homeless, the mentally ill and others. Last year, 1,798 customers consumed 186 gallons of soup and 144 loaves of bread, with $2,019 raised for Feed My People.

February 11, 2016

Blugold Diner’s Club Bonus Day on Feb. 16!


Our first Blugold Diner’s Club bonus day of the spring semester is Tuesday, Feb. 16. For any deposit you make of $100 or more that day, you’ll receive a 10 percent bonus on funds deposited. Deposits can be made in person from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Blugold Card Services office on the first floor of Davies Center, at value transfer stations around campus or online.
 
Bonus funds are awarded on a Blugold Dining gift card. On Feb. 16, we’ll have a table set up from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside the Blugold Card Services office for Blugold Diner’s Club members to pick up their gift cards. If you can’t pick up your gift card on Feb. 16, your gift card must be picked up at the Blugold Dining office on the second floor of Davies Center by Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. To receive your gift card, please provide any of the following:

• A deposit receipt from Blugold Card Services

• A receipt from the value transfer station

• A printed copy of an emailed receipt for an online deposit, showing your name, the deposit amount and the date

Also, check out our weekly members-only specials for the spring semester! Make sure to mention the specials to your cashier to take advantage of your savings!

November 24, 2015

UWEC Food Drive Generates 3,087 Pounds of Food, $1,184 for Local Food Bank

 

Blugold Dining collected 3,087 pounds of food and $1,184 in cash from UWEC students, faculty and staff on Nov. 17 during its Helping Hands Across America food drive at Davies Center.

The food and cash has been donated to Feed My People Food Bank in Eau Claire, benefiting senior citizens, single parents, the working poor, the homeless, the mentally ill and others across the Chippewa Valley. More than 14,500 people each month – 38 percent of them children – rely on food from Feed My People programs. The past nine years, the Helping Hands Across America food drive has produced 32,443 pounds of food and $3,455 in cash for Feed My People.

Seven groups at UWEC partook in Blugold Dining’s group challenge for the food drive, combining for 237 pounds of food and $424 in cash. The accounting and finance department again collected the most food and cash per person, winning $150 in catering from Blugold Dining.

November 10, 2015

Helping Hands Across America Food Drive Coming to Davies Center on Nov. 17

 

Blugold Dining invites UWEC students, faculty and staff to fight hunger and help those in need across the Chippewa Valley by taking part in its Helping Hands Across America food drive, on Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Davies Center main entrance, across from the Service Center.
 
All nonperishable food and cash collected will be donated to Feed My People Food Bank in Eau Claire, benefiting senior citizens, single parents, the working poor, the homeless, the mentally ill and others. Last year’s Helping Hands Across America food drive produced 4,280 pounds of food and $1,001 in cash for Feed My People – the equivalent of 7,858 meals.
 
Feed My People suggests donations of canned fruit, canned vegetables and peanut butter. Food can’t be expired and can’t be damaged in any way that affects its suitability for consumption. Food that’s not labeled won’t be accepted. Nonperishable food will be available for purchase (at cost) inside Marketplace at Davies Center on Nov. 17. Donations of bottled water are also permitted.
 
“Blugold Dining is committed to raising awareness of hunger – a problem that affects thousands of people right here in our backyard,” Blugold Dining Resident District Manager Christian Wise said. “We’re again coming together as a campus to provide much-needed support to those suffering from hunger in our community, and we hope this effort will help get more people involved in this important cause.”

October 9, 2015

Blugold Diner’s Club Bonus Day on Oct. 20!


Our second Blugold Diner’s Club bonus day of the fall semester is Tuesday, Oct. 20. For any deposit you make of $100 or more that day, you’ll receive a 10 percent bonus on funds deposited. Deposits can be made in person from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Blugold Card Services office on the first floor of Davies Center, at value transfer stations around campus or online.

Bonus funds are awarded on a Blugold Dining gift card. On Oct. 20, we’ll have a table set up from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside the Blugold Card Services office for Blugold Diner’s Club members to pick up their gift cards. If you can’t pick up your gift card on Oct. 20, your gift card must be picked up at the Blugold Dining office on the second floor of Davies Center by Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. To receive your gift card, please provide any of the following:

• A deposit receipt from Blugold Card Services

• A receipt from the value transfer station

• A printed copy of an emailed receipt for an online deposit, showing your name, the deposit amount and the date

P.S. Check out our weekly members-only specials for the fall semester! Make sure to mention the specials to your cashier to take advantage of your savings!