(Harrisburg, PA) - The Notre Dame Club of Harrisburg is partnering with the Catholic Schools of the Harrisburg Area along with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to conduct its first annual Bread of Life Food Drive (B.O.L.D.) to be held at the following seven Dauphin and Cumberland County schools between March 28 and April 1: Bishop McDevitt High School, Trinity High School, Cathedral Consolidated, St. Margaret Mary, Prince of Peace, St. Patrick and St. Catherine Laboure.
“We first learned of this type of project while attending a University of Notre Dame Alumni Association meeting last April and decided to see if we could replicate the successes achieved by the Notre Dame Club of Staten Island”, said Harrisburg Club President Barry Ryan. “We are very fortunate to have the confidence and participation from seven Catholic Schools of the Harrisburg Area and to work closely with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. The Notre Dame Club of Harrisburg has a rich history of service to the people of Central Pennsylvania”.
“On behalf of the families we serve in the community, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is proud to support this very worthwhile project and commends Barry Ryan, and the Notre Dame Club of Harrisburg, for initiating this venture”, commented Kendall Hanna, Executive Director of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. “This new partnership will enable us to further our mission of fighting hunger, improving lives and strengthening communities.”
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank will provide barrels throughout the seven schools and will collect them filled with food items on April 1, 2011, the last day of the food drive.
Members of the Notre Dame Club of Harrisburg will sort the collected items on “B.O.L.D. Saturday” at 10:00AM on Saturday April 2, 2011 at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank which is located at 3908 Corey Road, Harrisburg. Once the food is sorted, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank will transport the items to various food pantries throughout the capital region.
The news media is invited to cover the sorting of the collected food items by attending “B.O.L.D. Saturday” on April 2, 2011 at 10:00AM at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
About Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a not-for-profit organization that is able to reduce hunger in 27 counties across Pennsylvania, by working with more than 600 program partners to provide food to nearly 40,000 people in need every week. For more information on the Food Bank and its mission to reduce hunger in
Pennsylvania, visit www.centralpafoodbank.org