Gannon University Students Combat Hunger with Golden Harvest Initiative

Posted: April 8, 2016

Gannon University is going door-to-door from 1 - 3 p.m. Sunday in the Erie community to collect donations to help combat hunger as part of the Golden Harvest initiative.

Golden Harvest is a Gannon-sponsored event that is a collaborative effort between honor societies at the University and the Erie community. Its main objective is to revive a project intended to aid in food insecurity issues in Erie - with your help.

Students will be going door-to-door Sunday afternoon to collect donations of easily made foods - Easy Mac, tuna, canned soup, etc., - as well as crackers, canned veggies, potatoes, apples and more. The students will also be accepting any toiletry items you may have and are willing to donate such as soap, shampoo, tissues, etc.

Food insecurity, the lack of adequate access to sufficient quantities of affordable and nutritious food, affects one in three Erie residents. With your generous contributions this Sunday, you will be benefitting your community by providing resources to local food banks operated by the Erie City Mission, Salvation Army, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, St. Patrick's Church and St. Peter Cathedral.

If you will not be home during 1 and 3 p.m. and wish to help your neighbors, please put any donations in a bag labeled "Golden Harvest" on your front porch. The Gannon and Erie communities appreciate your help in addressing this issue.