Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Share the Surplus Food Drive

Although this is a bit belated, it's not too late to donate your canned or fresh foods to the "Share the Surplus" food drive, which runs until this Friday, September 11.

Grow Food, Grow Hope has partnered with our housemates and Ohio Campus Compact VISTA colleagues to collect both non-perishable and fresh food for local food pantries, in conjunction with the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. The national day of service marks the end of the United We Serve initiative, President Obama's call for American citizens to serve their country in some capacity during this economic downturn.

If you have fresh food you would like to donate, from your garden or elsewhere (and you live in Clinton County), you can call us at (937) 382-6661 ext. 596 and we'll come pick it up for you. If you have canned goods you would like to donate you can drop them off at the "Share the Surplus" bin in the foyer of Wilmington Kroger, or on the Wilmington College campus (both the Center for Service and Civic Engagement and Pyle Center have bins available.)

Also! Bring your canned goods to the WHS home football game on Friday, Sept. 11 and you'll receive raffle tickets for a number of prizes from local businesses. In the end, it's a win-win. So share the surplus!

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