30th annual Mercyhurst food drive set to begin Monday

Ever wonder what you can do to make a difference in your community?

Well, look through your pantry, or keep this in mind during your trip to the grocery store this weekend: The 30th Annual Mercyhurst College Campus Ministry food drive will be launched on Monday, Sept. 29, and continue through Friday, Oct. 3.

Students involved are being challenged to collect more nonperishable food items than their colleagues did last year. In 2002, Mercyhurst students set a record for donations when they collected 4,100 pounds of food.

All donations benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwestern Pennsylvania, which distributes the food to 275 agencies in the area.

Daniel Cabanillas, who coordinates the effort through Campus Ministry, said anyone can volunteer to help, but it is mostly students who will canvass the neighborhood around Mercyhurst College from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday of next week.

Anyone interested in making a donation can also bring food items to campus; there will be collection barrels in the lobby of Old Main and in the north lobby of Zurn Hall.

For more information, contact Cabanillas at 824-2430 or dcabanillas@mercyhurst.edu
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