Notre Dame launches canned food drive

Author: Paul Horn


The fourth annual Notre Dame Canned Food Drive will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday (April 26)at Legends restaurant on the University of Notre Dame campus.

Rev. William Lies, C.S.C., director of Notre Dames Center for Social Concerns, and Lisa Jaworski, executive director of the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, will address the students participating in the food drive, after which they will go into South Bend neighborhoods to collect non-perishable goods from local residents during the day.All of the food will be donated to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.

The drive will culminate with a 5 p.m. ceremony in the parking lot behind Legends during which Notre Dames president emeritus, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., will bless the food before its delivery to the food bank.

The food drive, whose organizers hope to collect 15,000 pounds of food, is sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns, the World Hunger Coalition and the residence halls of Notre Dame.

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