Boiler Volunteer Network gathering donations for food bank

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue’s Boiler Volunteer Network kicked off the eighth annual Fall Harvest Food Drive on Monday (Oct. 27). Students, faculty and staff will be able to donate to the food drive through Nov. 21. All donations will benefit Food Finders Food Bank, which serves 16 counties in Indiana.

Boiler Volunteer Network Director Harry Brown said that the group hopes to collect at least 14,000 pounds of food. He said more people are in need of donations this year due to the turbulent economy.

The food bank is seeking non-perishable items, especially canned vegetables, canned tuna or canned chicken, rice, beans, soups, pasta, pasta sauce, canned fruits, cereal, flour and juices.

Donors are welcome to give food as individuals or collect items as a group. For more information or to obtain a donation box for a group or department, call the Boiler Volunteer Network at (765) 496-2450 or e-mail

Individuals and groups may drop off their final donations on the west side of Stewart Center from noon to 7 p.m. Nov. 20 and 21 and from 9-11 a.m. Nov. 22.

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