Countywide Food Drive Sunday


Published on October 10 2013 11:22 am
Last Updated on October 10 2013 11:23 am
Written by Greg Sapp

A countywide food drive for Catholic Charities will be held on Sunday, beginning at 12:30pm.

Volunteers will be going door-to-door in Effingham County collecting non-perishable food items for the Catholic Charities food pantry.  Donated food will then be delivered to Catholic Charities where more volunteers will stack them on pantry and storage shelves.  Martin's IGA+ will donate sacks for the project.

The food drive is part of the "Serve Now, Serve Together" weekend in which several area churches are participating.  "Serve Now, Serve Together" began today and continues through Sunday.

Those who want to donate, but will not be home on Sunday can put the food donations by their front door in a sack marked "Catholic Charities" and volunteers will pick them up.  They can also be dropped off at Christ's Church of Effingham along Veterans Drive today until 3pm or Friday between 9am and 3pm.

All non-perishable food donations are appreciated.  Suggested donations include canned chicken, soups, crackers, canned fruit, tuna helper, instant potatoes, cereal, pastas, cake and cookie mixes, flour, sugar, applesauce and jelly.

Those who part of the "Serve Now, Serve Together" weekend who want to serve can sign up online to be a group leader.  You will be responsible for putting together a group of people (a carload) to go door-to-door to pick up the food donations.