Carnegie Mellon University

Feeding the Hungry


Feeding the Hungry

Food DriveCarnegie Mellon’s 16th Annual Food Drive, sponsored by Staff Council, will take place Monday, November 2 through Friday, November 13. The drive benefits the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, a non-profit organization located in Duquesne that collects, stores and distributes food and household products to nearly 350 charitable agencies in southwestern Pennsylvania through soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, day care and senior centers for low-income people and special care facilities.

This year, your help is needed more than ever.  This year’s drive cannot be a success without the generosity of the entire campus community — please donate!  Drop boxes and barrels will be located throughout campus buildings. 

A few reminders/helpful tips:

  • While all non-perishables are appreciated, there is always a huge need for protein items (such as peanut butter, tuna, and soup with meat) and toilet paper.
  • One Day, One Can will be held on Wednesday, November 4. Bring a non-perishable food item to the Food Drive Table during Carnegie Mellon’s Benefits Fair in the University Center.
  • The Cans Across the Cut event, designed to encourage student participation, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, November 11 at the Fence. The goal is to create a line of canned goods from the Fence to Forbes Avenue. Individuals or teams can participate. Teams can register at and the team that brings the most cans to the fence wins a trophy! For more information, contact Jennifer Cox at
  • Tartan Spirit Days — October 31 & November 7: Show your Tartan Spirit! Bring a non-perishable food item to the Food Drive Table during the Homecoming Football Game on October 31 or the November 7 Football Game.
  • If you are interested in helping, supporting this year’s drive with a monetary donation, and/or have any questions, please contact Carole Panno at or 412-268-1617.

WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the lives of those in need.

Pictured above are items that are always in demand — peanut butter, tuna, soup with meat and toilet paper.

Bruce Gerson