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Harvey Avenue Crew collected 11,000 pounds of food on Super Bowl Sunday


A group of Doylestown Borough residents calling themselves the Harvey Avenue Crew, neighbors from the same block, collected 1,800 bags or 11,000 pounds of food during their third annual Super Bowl Food Drive on Super Bowl Sunday.

On Saturday, they passed out bags donated from local grocery stores at homes throughout the borough with a note about the food drive.

Sunday, they stopped at homes to pick up full bags and take them to the Bucks County Housing Group’s pantry.

Harvey Avenue residents Karen, Dan, Quinn and Shannon Greenhaus and friends Nancy and David Scagnelli in Vermont conceived of the food drive in 2016, and the first food drive was held during Super Bowl LI. Bags were distributed in the neighborhoods the Saturday before the Super Bowl with flyers asking people to fill them with non-perishable food items to support the local food bank. The bags were picked up on Super Bowl Sunday.

Last year, the group collected more than 4,500 pounds of food during their second annual Super Bowl Food Drive.

This year, the third year, involved teams of volunteers, two cargo vans, cooperation from McCaffrey’s, Giant, Weis and Acme markets.

The Harvey Avenue Crew were honored on March 18 with a proclamation by Doylestown Borough Mayor Ron Strouse and borough council in honor of their dedication and accomplishments.

“We take great pride in commending and thinking the Harvey Avenue crew for their efforts and success on behalf of those in need in the larger community as well,” Strouse said.