Wednesday, February 23, 2011

15th Annual Community Food Drive

The West Hempstead Franklin Square Association of Girl Scouts is organizing it’s 15th Annual Community Food Drive on February 28 – March 13. Food will be donated to St. Catherine’s Outreach, St. Thomas the Apostle Outreach Center, St Vincent DePaul and Long Island Cares, Inc. who notified us their cupboards are bare.

Long Island Cares, Inc., was founded by the late Harry Chapin in response to the problem of hunger and poverty on Long Island. This is the only regional food bank serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties by providing emergency assistance. Member agencies include, Homeless Shelters, Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens, Group Homes, Day Care Centers, Rehabilitation Centers, Senior Nutrition Sites.

Public drop off locations are: West Hempstead Library, Franklin Square Library, Ridgewood Savings 1010 Hempstead Turnpike, St. Thomas the Apostle, St. Catherine of Sienna and St Vincent DePaul Churches.

Suggested Donations for the Food Pantry, Kitchen or Shelter
Tuna Fish, Soups, Vegetables, Fruits (canned or dried), Juices, Beef Stew, Rice/Beans, Pastas and Sauces, Dry or Evaporated Milk, Peanut Butter/Jelly, Crackers, Tea/Coffee, Cereal, Personal Hygiene Products, Enfamil with iron, Diapers # ‘s 3, 4 or 5

As we prepare for our 15th Annual Community Food Drive, we’d like to thank the community for all the generous support you’ve given over these past years. One thing we have learned running this event is how generous and compassionate our community truly is.

Your anticipated support, as always, is so greatly appreciated.

Jo-Lynn Tripp
Chair of WH/FS Girl Scouts
Community Food Drive

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