Notre Dame raises $5,000 in annual food drive

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University of Notre Dame students, faculty, staff, and alumni raised more than $5,000 and collected 2,000 pounds of non-perishable food items in their recent One Can Make a Difference food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.

University officials will present a check to Bill Carnegie, president and chief executive officer of the food bank, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 16) at the Eck Notre Dame VisitorsCenter.

“For every $500 raised, the food bank can sponsor or distribute a tractor trailer load or 35,000 pounds of donated food,” said Sean OBrien, director of Alumni Community Service. “The timing of this donation is profoundly significant since the food bank has suffered serious depletions from hurricane relief efforts this fall.”

In addition to the cash donations raised during the five-week food drive, 10 barrels of non-perishable food items were collected at eight campus locations. The Universitys total contribution to the food bank this year will provide 161,000 meals.

  • Contact: * Sean P. OBrien, director, Alumni Community Service, 574-631-6723p.

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