A few months ago, I heard on a local radio station that the Woodstock Salvation Army was low on food. I know that we all get bombarded with requests for help & donations on a regular basis, but this one stuck with me.
I LOVE food. Probably more than is healthy, but I'm okay with that. So to hear that there are a lot of people needing food that are going without, particularly children, did not sit well with me. So I decided to do something about it.
Lo & behold, the Fall Food Drive to benefit the Woodstock Salvation Army was born. This Thursday, October 21, about 175 volunteers will canvass our city asking for food donations. When they are finished, I hope that the Salvation Army will be overflowing with food. I am appearing on a local radio station, 104.7 Heart FM Monday morning at 8:10 to talk about how people can help. At this point, we need 2 things:
1) VOLUNTEERS! We are still about 60 people short of covering the entire city. The good news is that somehow I have managed to get 115 volunteers (I didn't even know I knew that many people!) but the bad news is, we still need more and are running out of time.
2) Donations - If you live in Woodstock, ON, please leave any desired donations on your front porch by 6pm Thurs Oct 21. Some items especially needed are baby food, kids lunch items (ie granola bars), cereal, canned meat, pastas.
I chose the Salvation Army Food Bank because they are the largest - and best equipped - to help those in need. Its not about religion or politics here, its simply about giving back to those in need.
Can't wait to see the results!