Penn State Lehigh Valley holding annual Thanksgiving food drive

November 10, 2015

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — The Penn State Lehigh Valley Office of Student Life is holding its annual Thanksgiving food drive now through Nov. 18. A campus tradition for the past several years, the drive provides complete Thanksgiving meals for every family served by the Sixth Street Shelter in Allentown. This year, the campus has been asked to provide enough food for 47 families.

“We work with the Sixth Street Shelter because they impact so many lives, and through this drive we are able to make a difference in the lives of its residents. For most families, the donations wind up being more than a Thanksgiving meal; sometimes there is enough to provide food for over a week. It represents hope for the families,” said Leyna Belinsky, coordinator of student life at Penn State Lehigh Valley.

The campus has a goal of raising $1,000 to purchase the perishable items for each meal: turkey, rolls and pie. Monetary donations will be accepted in the form of cash, checks made payable to Penn State, and grocers’ free turkey vouchers. The campus will also accept non-perishable donations of stuffing, canned vegetables, cranberry sauce, gravy and juice.

All items can be dropped off in the Student Affairs office in Room 214. The campus community will gather to pack and deliver the meals to the shelter on Friday, Nov. 20.

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Last Updated November 11, 2015