Pitt Conducts 2010 Food Drive During April

Issue Date: 
April 12, 2010

The University of Pittsburgh is holding its annual food drive, Pitt Partnership for Food, throughout April to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Oakland Food Pantry.

As in April 2009, Pitt is asking participants to estimate their daily lunch expenditures and donate the cost of at least one lunch a week to the food drive. In addition, the University will match each food contribution with an additional unit of food. Contributors also can donate food online at a 50 percent discount by using the campaign’s Web site www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/pitt.

For more than a decade, Pitt has ranked among the 10 most successful Pittsburgh-area employers in annual spring food drives. During that time period, the University’s contributions have totaled more than two million units of food.

There are approximately 500 drop-off boxes across campus. For assistance or questions, contact Steve Zupcic, assistant director of Pitt’s Office of Community Relations, at 412-624-7709 or stz@pitt.edu.

—Anthony M. Moore