Monthlong all-county food drive updated
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[May 07, 2010]
The Senior Issues Task Force is
sponsoring an all-Logan County food drive throughout the month of
May. The task force -- which includes members representing more than
25 Logan County social service agencies, nonprofit organizations and
public agencies, organized under the Healthy Communities Partnership
-- is mobilizing across Logan County to collect both nonperishable
food supplies and financial donations for Logan County food
Rather than designating just one food
pantry or food distribution site, the combined food drive will
benefit every food pantry meeting the needs of needy individuals and
families who reside in Logan County. Both physical (in-kind)
donations and financial contributions will be distributed equally to
all of the food pantries in Logan County.
The drive begins officially on May 1 and ends on May 28. The
task force is calling for donations of unexpired canned or boxed
food items and financial donations.
Wide community support
Businesses, organizations and financial institutions have stepped
out to support the concerted effort in order to restock all food
pantries in Logan County before the summer break from school. Summer
months typically represent times of increased hardship for families
whose school-aged children are unable to benefit from the federally
funded school meal programs. The summer period also represents a
season when every food pantry predictably suffers a decrease in
donations, due to summer vacationing and travel out of the county.
The Senior Issues Task Force Food Drive committee on May 6 stated
they are thrilled at the response by Logan County residents to the
call for nonperishable foods and financial donations. The goal is
to restock all of the food pantries of Logan County before the
summer school recess begins.
For added convenience, two additional collection sites have been
added for drop-off of food donations:
Logan County Department
of Public Health, 109 Third St.
Ace Hardware, 521 N. Kickapoo St.
The following collection sites also
are available for physical drop-off of food
bowling alley, Fifth Street
South Kickapoo branch
Primm Road, across from LCHS
Lincoln Church of
the Nazarene, Route 10
Lincoln IGA, Pulaski Street
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The combined food drive will not include door-to-door canvassing
or neighborhood solicitations. Donors may choose any site for
drop-off of food donations at their convenience.
In addition, Regions Bank is also accepting
financial donations throughout the drive period, May 3-28, on behalf
of the Senior Issues Task Force. Financial donations may be made in
cash or by check made payable to Healthy Communities Partnership,
with memo line designated "Senior Issues Task Force Food Drive." At
the conclusion of the drive, the funds will be distributed equally
to all of the food pantries within Logan County.
For more information, contact any of
the three committee members for the food drive:
Nydeggen, director, The Salvation Army of Logan County
director of nursing, Logan County Public Health Department
Mel Urbanowicz, senior programs,
Community Action Partnership
[Text from file received from Rebecca Van