Carnegie Mellon University

canned food collection

October 19, 2018

CMU Community Food Drive 2018

Please join fellow members of the campus community in helping to fight hunger in Pittsburgh!

Dates: Monday, October 29th – Monday, November 12th

This year marks the 25th year of Carnegie Mellon University’s Annual Food Drive, sponsored by CMU’s Staff Council. Over the years, our drive has collected $71,264.83 and 137,272 lbs. (or 68 TONS!) of nonperishables for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. The impact of our generosity has been felt by many, and our partners at the Food Bank reiterate, each year, how much they count on the support of our campus community to help those in need. This year, our goal is to raise $25,000 in honor of our 25th anniversary, along with at least 6,200 lbs. of nonpersihables. These goals were selected by the Food Drive Committee with the following in mind:

  • Wanting to commemorate the CMU 25th annual drive.
  • Aiming to surpass last year’s results of $19,316.91 and 6,205.5 lbs. of nonperishables.

Food Donations and Monetary Donations Make an Impact

Collection boxes are in the Osher classrooms from now until Monday, November 12th. Monetary donations are especially welcome and help to bring fresh foods to the table. For every $1.00 donated, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank can buy five meals. Checks made payable to "Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank" may be turned into the Osher office.

Please consider making a donation of food or other non-perishables during the food drive. 

Whatever way you choose to participate, please join our campus communities in helping to fight hunger in the greater Pittsburgh region! Thank you, in advance, for your support!