Being 'corny' is a good thing at Penn State York

Campus collects more than 323 pounds of corn for Thanksgiving meals for the needy
York campus corn collection

Left to right: Jen May, director of OLLI at Penn State York; GJ Emge, chaplain and case manager at LifePath Christian Ministries; Conner Kish, a Penn State York student; and Ann Fetterman, assistant teaching professor in English at Penn State York and one of the corn-project coordinators, paused for a photo as they packed the corn to be taken to LifePath.

Credit: Barbara Dennis

YORK, Pa. — Got corn? Penn State York students, faculty and staff, and members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Penn State York, collected 323 lbs. and 57 oz. of corn for LifePath Christian Ministries for their Community Giving Project. LifePath will provide 1,100 Thanksgiving meal kits, which will include the corn, for those in need.

Ann Fetterman, assistant teaching professor in English, along with York students Monica Rivera and Cynthia Saunders, coordinated the project.

The corn collection was a friendly competition with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Penn State York being the winner. The OLLI group collected the most corn, at 175 lbs. and 29 oz.; faculty and staff gathered 78 lbs., and students brought in 69 lbs. 71 oz. The real winners are the York area residents who will have food on their tables to celebrate Thanksgiving, said Fetterman.

LifePath, formerly the York Rescue Mission, serves homeless, hungry and hurting neighbors in York, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding community. The campus has worked with the organization on a number of projects.