MAY FOOD DRIVES HELP PANTRIES IN NEED
FOOD FOR ALL and USPS STAMPING OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVES
This May there are two significant food drives at the beginning of the month that everyone can get involved in! Another example of “people helping people helping people!”
Food For All is scheduled for Friday, May 9. MTPS students and staff are encouraged to bring non-perishable items to school where teachers will send all collections to a central location. Non-profit volunteers will pick up the goods from the schools and delivered them to the specified pantry locations. In April more than 500 pounds of food were collected from MTPS schools. The goal for May is 700 pounds from all six (6) schools! Imagine if each student in Moorestown brought just ONE non-perishable item to school that would equate to more than 4,000 pounds of food! Even if HALF of the student body brings one item – a bag of rice – a can of soup – a box of cereal – a jar of peanut butter – that would be nearly 2,000 pounds of food!
Food For All is a community effort performed with the support of local non-profits, live civilly, inc., MooreKids, Our Shared Ground and Sean Fischel Connect, as well as the MEA, MTPS teachers and students. The Food For All project occurs on the 2nd Friday of each month and is a food drive that supports the Bethel AME Pantry, First Baptist Pantry and the live civilly, inc./Ministerium Pantry to help local families in need. The local non-profits serve as connectors between the schools and help to facilitate delivery and assistance at the pantries.
live civilly, inc. has set up youth and family volunteer opportunities EVERY FRIDAY so that our youngest community members can actively engage in the sorting and organization of pantry goods. Volunteers are given the opportunity to actively engage in the pantry operations and are given a lesson about food insecurity and ways who help. If you or your family is interested in volunteering at the pantry please visit our Sign Up Genius here live civilly, inc. Sign Ups. Food For All will be conducted during the summer months through community partners the Moorestown Department of Parks & Recreation and the Moorestown Library and more! Check the live civilly, inc. website to find other locations!
Food that is collected through the Food For All effort is redistributed through three food pantries located in Moorestown. Families are welcomed into any of these pantries to receive assistance with food insecurity. Each month each pantry serves many families seeking not only nutritional assistance, but also educational assistance and life skills development opportunities.
The following day, Saturday May 10, the United States Postal Service will be conducting its annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. This year live civilly, inc. will be working with the postal service to help distribute the bounty to local pantries in need. Youth are welcome to help with this effort! live civilly, inc. has enlisted the help of young people as young as three and invites whole families to participate. For more information about the USPS food drive on Saturday, May 10 you can click here to read about the program
To sign up with live civilly, inc. to help on Saturday, May 10 visit our Sign Up Genius here: live civilly, inc.Sign Ups
For more information visit our website at www.livecivilly.org