Let's Feed the Fort

USF faculty, staff and students hope the community will join them in raising over 40,000 food items for USF Feeds the Fort—We’re Worth Our Weight in Food, a community-wide food drive to restock the shelves of local food banks for the needy at holiday times.

USF departments have set numbered goals to meet in raising food items to match their individual “weights.” Collection bins will be placed all across campus for the university and local communities to fill with donated non-perishable food items.

The donations will help fill a critical need for Community Harvest Food Bank, St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen and the Associated Churches of Fort Wayne as we all work together to feed hungry people in desperate need of support in these times of economic crisis.

Badly needed food items in non-glass containers include rice, beans, canned foods, boxed foods, macaroni and cheese, ramen noodles, canned meats, peanut butter, pasta, canned pasta sauce and powdered milk. Checks and cash donations can also be sent to Colleen Huddleson in the School of Creative Arts for distribution to the food bank. She can be reached at chuddleson@sf.edu. Over $5,000 were collected for the food banks and soup kitchens from last year’s drive. Checks should be made out to Community Harvest Food Bank, St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen or Associated Churches of Fort Wayne.

The annual food drive will run through Nov. 14, when the food will be loaded into trucks at the North Campus for delivery to the local food banks and soup kitchens.