What started out with a sled on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2009 has grown into a family project each year.
This year we are looking to reach out a little more. Through extra houses outside of our neighborhood, putting posters up, and reaching out via social media we home to increase the amount donated from last years total of 298 lbs. There are serious needs right here in the Rochester community and we hope to aid our community as best we can in gathering food for those who need it.
We are now calling our food drive The StartsAtEight Neighborhood Food Drive as we hope to not only cover our own neighborhood but reach out to the community and other neighborhoods in our area.
Here are the details for our 2013 drive:
2013 StartsAtEight Neighborhood Food Drive
(Previously called Neighborhood Food Drive)
Please donate your non-perishable items to our 5th annual food drive.
Here are some suggestions:
Peanut Butter, Canned Tuna Fish, Canned Soup, Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit, Canned Stews, Tomato Products, Rice, Macaroni & Cheese, Pasta, 100% Juice, Jelly or Jams
Please Note: We cannot accept items in glass containers
We will be collecting all items on January 21st for donation to Foodlink. Foodlink is a Feeding America regional food bank, which rescues and redistributes nearly 10 million pounds of food annually to a network of 500 member agencies in a 10-county area in Central and Western New York. We share Foodlink’s vision to end hunger, build self-sufficiency, and foster nutritional wellness.
If you wish to donate money please make a check payable to: Foodlink, Inc. and mail to 41 Widgedon Landing, Hilton, NY 14468
We will collect all monetary and food donations for delivery to Foodlink.
To contact me with questions please send an e-mail to Heidi, hmc3898 @ gmail.com, or simply leave a comment below.
To check out our story and see what we have done in previous years, click here.
Thank you in advance for helping us instill a sense of community service and outreach in our children, and for helping us to provide for families that are much less fortunate than ours. We hope you have a happy 2013 Thank you, The Ciravola Family.