Annual Mercyhurst food drive underway

The annual Campus Ministry Food Drive, now in its 29th year, is underway, with the goal of collecting a record 5,000 pounds of nonperishable food to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania.

Since Monday, Oct. 21, students dressed in Mercyhurst College attire have been canvassing homes between 3:30 and 8 p.m. in neighborhoods surrounding the campus, according to organizer Daniel Cabanillas. The weeklong collection effort will conclude Monday, Oct. 28.

Cabanillas said students collected 4,100 pounds of food last year, and the goal is to reach the 5,000 mark this year. For the past three years, meanwhile, Mercyhurst College has been named to Second Harvest’s “Bread Board of Honor” in recognition of the large volume of food it has collected for the food bank.

For more information on the food drive, contact Cabanillas at the college’s Campus Ministry office, 824-2430. 

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