Partnership for Food Collecting This Month

Issue Date: 
April 16, 2007

Pitt’s annual Partnership for Food is collecting contributions throughout April to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Nonperishable foods and household items are being accepted at designated campus collection sites. The collection effort will help to replenish the food bank’s supplies, which are depleted each winter.
The most needed items are canned foods such as peanut butter, tuna, meats, baby formula, chunky soups, and stews. Dry cereal, bulk goods, and household items such as paper products and cleaners also are accepted.

This year, Pitt will match every unit of food contributed with another unit of food through an arrangement with Bay Valley Foods. In the last 10 years, contributions to Pitt’s Partnership for Food have provided more than 1 million units of food for distribution in the Greater Pittsburgh area.

Pitt collection sites include the Cathedral of Learning ground floor elevator lobby; the William Pitt Union’s Fifth Avenue lobby information desk; the circulations desks at Hillman Library and all other University Library System libraries; Posvar Hall’s main floor; the Barco Law Building library and lobby; the Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower entrance lobby; the 1st-floor lobby of Parran Hall; the School of Information Sciences’ 5th-floor lobby; and the lobbies of Alumni Hall, the Biotechnology Center, Craig Hall, and the Litchfield Towers.