The Holy Cross Harvest food drive starts January 23 and runs through February 14. This joint drive will be held on the campuses of Notre Dame, St. Mary’s and Holy Cross Colleges to benefit the Food Bank of Northern Indiana as part of a combined effort with our local universities and colleges, along with WSBT and the South Bend Tribune as part of “Neighbors in Need”.
The need is great. In Indiana, 1 out of every 4 children is food insecure and almost 20% of the residents in northern Indiana don’t know where their next meal is coming from. To visualize this need, last year the Food Bank distributed 600 pounds of food for every seat in Notre Dame’s football stadium. This amount was double what they distributed in 2010 and the need now is just as great today.
This year’s drive will also accept monetary donations—the food bank can turn every dollar donated into approximately eight meals. Food barrels will also be located around campus for those who wish to donate non-perishable food and/or toiletry items.
To participate in the Holy Cross Harvest:
Donate monetary donations online at http://www.foodbankofnorthernindiana.info/. Click on the Notre Dame Donate link to go to a secure donation site.
Food or toiletry items may be donated at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore on campus and on Eddy Street or in one of the orange barrels across campus. Visit HolyCrossHarvest.nd.edu, for a full list of barrel locations.
"With members of our community struggling for the basic food necessities, we have the responsibility to respond. Let's take this opportunity to share our blessings with those in need." -Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame
Please be generous and support your neighbors in need.
Originally published at publicaffairs.nd.edu.