Over the last four years during the Cornell School District Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Drive, students and teachers have collected thousands of pounds of nonperishable items and grocery store gift cards to benefit the Coraopolis Community Food Pantry.
This year with the help of the KDKA Turkey Fund, the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank and St. Andrew's Church of Moon Township, the Cornell School District’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Drive will provide over 100 Turkey Dinners to benefit families in the Coraopolis community.
Members of the Cornell Elementary School Parent Teacher Committee, Cornell High School Honor Society, Cornell School District administrators and teachers and members of St. Andrew’s Church sorted and packed the donated Thanksgiving dinner side dish ingredients, including mashed potatoes, vegetables, biscuits and more, for distribution during Thanksgiving to members of the food pantry. In addition to the side dishes each family received a gift card for the purchase of a Thanksgiving turkey from a local grocery store.
The mission of the Coraopolis Community Development Foundation is to serve the community of Coraopolis PA, encouraging and assisting in renewal through community service and development projects, providing relief, resources and redevelopment. The Community Food Pantry is located at 1000 5th Ave. in Coraopolis and holds scheduled pantry services on the first and third Sunday of every month at 3PM. The food pantry serves 65-85 families throughout the year and over 100 families during the holiday season in the 15108 and 15046 zip codes.