Annual food drive feeds more than 3,000 for a day

The third annual PB&Joy food drive at Washington University in St. Louis yielded 8,372 pounds of food, compared to 4,686 pounds last year. The campaign also raised more than $3,800 in monetary contributions. This year’s total impact is enough to feed 3,042 people for a day, according to Operation Food Search estimates.

The university again partnered with Operation Food Search for the drive. In the past three years, the effort has collected 18,802 pounds of food and $22,848 for the organization, the largest distributor of free food in the bistate region.

The Community Service Office coordinated the effort, and faculty, staff and students from across the university assisted in the planning process.