Burns fills three vehicles for annual food drive benefiting Dorothy Day Center

LORETTO, Nov. 6 – State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, collected donations for his annual food drive benefitting the Dorothy Day Center at St. Francis University.


With the help of the community and the Penn Cambria School District, Burns filled two SUV’s and a van to capacity with donated food.


“We started asking for donations last month,” Burns said. “People across the area really stepped up this year, including students and staff at Penn Cambria Middle and High Schools. We couldn’t have done it without them.”


The Penn Cambria High School held a music concert last month and instead of asking for money at the door, they took food donations instead.


The Dorothy Day Center explained how the organization relies on the kindness of others to help those in need, especially during the holiday season.


“We have people who don’t make enough money to properly feed their family, and each year, we are so grateful to Representative Burns and his efforts to contribute to our cause,” said Dorothy Day Center Assistant Director Mary Adams. “Without his help with this food, we can’t do these special distributions.”


Burns picked up donations at his offices in Ebensburg and Portage, as well as the Penn Cambria Middle School.


“We like to do our part and make the holidays nice for everyone,” Burns said.