Carnegie Mellon University

Staff Council

The voice for staff at Carnegie Mellon University

CMU Community Food Drive

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

The CMU Community Food Drive benefits the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Events and volunteer opportunities begin in October. Stay tuned! 

Make a Food Donation

Please consider making a donation of food or other non-perishables during the food drive. Collection containers will be placed in many university buildings. 

Monetary Donations Make an Impact

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.

Please make checks payable to "Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank"

Online donation will start October 30th

There are lots of opportunities to participate. You can bring donations to the One Day, One Can event during the Benefits and Fitness Fair in the Cohon University Center, and be entered for a chance at great prizes! You can add to the annual Cans Across the Cut event on the last day of the drive. You can even join in the Snack Bag Packing Party to make snack packs for kids!

One Day, One Can

Wednesday, Nov 1
10am – 2pm

Takes place during the Benefits & Fitness Fair.
Bring a can or cash donation and you will be entered into a raffle for GREAT prizes!

Snack Bags for Kids

Portable snack bags for needy children include healthy, non-perishable items such as fruit cups, trail mix, granola bars, peanut butter/cheese crackers, juice boxes, pretzels, cereal bars, fruit roll-ups, dried fruit and nuts, etc. Donations can be dropped off in various locations.

Snack Bag Packing Party

Help pack the Snack Bags for Kids.
Thursday, Nov 9, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Warner Hall, 1st Floor Conference Room

Cans Across the Cut

"Cans Across the Cut" is an annual, day-long event held in conjunction with the CMU Food Drive, which benefits the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Teams from across campus comprised of students, faculty, and staff, compete to see which group can gather the most canned goods, other non-perishables, and/or monetary donations. On the day of the event, donations are lined up side-by-side to form a line along the cut, starting at the clock on The Cut.