Holy Cross Harvest becomes part of Neighbors in Need Food Drive
Did you know that the Food Bank of Northern Indiana distributed enough food in 2011 to fill every seat in Notre Dame Stadium with 60 pounds of food?
As you may have read, the campuses of Notre Dame, St. Mary’s and Holy Cross are once again joining together for the Holy Cross Harvest, the joint food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. This year’s drive will be held January 23, 2012 through February 14, 2012. Food barrels will be placed in some buildings around campus but the main focus of the drive is monetary. Every dollar we donate, the food bank can turn into seven or eight meals.
The first Holy Cross Harvest in 2010 collected more than 6,600 pounds of non-perishables and $2,700.00 in monetary donations. Last year’s Neighbors in Need partners collected 6,106 pounds of non-perishable food and $11,943 in cash. The Food Bank of Northern Indiana said those donations provided the equivalent of up to 89,707 meals for the hungry in the communities it serves. Together, this year’s goal is 50,000 pounds of non-perishable food items and $18,000! Together we can achieve this goal!
For more information about the drive, go to HolyCrossHarvest.nd.edu. There you will find a link to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana’s Neighbors in Need donation web site. Click on the Notre Dame Donate link. At HolyCrossHarvest.nd.edu, you’ll also find a list of department and building representatives if you wish to donate by check, and a list of the barrel sites on campus if you wish to donate food items.
3 Area Representatives:
ESC: Patty Smith 3rd Floor
Grace Hall: Mark Zeese 8th floor and Lori Kish 7th Floor
Main Building: Jan Verwilst – Admissions and Jim Malloy – Financial aid
3 Barrel Locations:
ESC-Hammes Bookstore Café
Flanner Hall-Front Lobby
Main Building-First Floor, Back Lobby