Pitt Partnership For Food Held Throughout April

Issue Date: 
April 11, 2011

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.

In addition to bringing nonperishable food donations to campus, employees may also donate online through the virtual drive. By making monetary donations in this way, the food bank can purchase, transport, and distribute the exact food items it needs. The virtual food drive complements the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s strong relationships with food industry partners and cost-effective operations—allowing employees to give the most nutritious food items possible per dollar. Donate online at www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/pitt.

As part of the Chancellor’s Challenge, the University will match each contribution with an additional unit of food.

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.