Fall food drive runs on Satur­day morn­ing

The Amherst News - - COVER STORY - Amherst News

It’s the first week­end of the fall sea­son and that means it’s food drive time.

The bi- an­nual food drive, co- or­di­nated by the Cum­ber­land Y’s Ser­vice Club and the Amherst Y’s Men­nettes, is al­ways one of the big­gest events on the Amherst Food Bank’s cal­en­dar.

Vol­un­teers will be go­ing door- to- door Satur­day from 10 a.m. to noon col­lect­ing food items.

If you’re not home you can leave your food bag on the front step.

The fall food drive helps stock food bank shelves for the school sea­son and for the com­ing win­ter.

Non-per­ish­able food items needed in­clude: peanut but­ter, canned meats and tuna, canned fruit, ce­real, rice, pasta, pasta sauce, juice, soups, side­kicks, chil­dren’s lunch snacks and pud­dings.

There is also a need for toi­letries and clean­ing sup­plies.

Dave Mathieson – Amherst News

Sev­eral or­ga­ni­za­tions are vol­un­teer­ing to help col­lect food for Satur­day’s food drive, in­clud­ing the mem­bers of the United Steel Work­ers, and mem­bers of the Air, Army and Sea Cadets. Vol­un­teers hold­ing up ex­am­ples of non-per­ish­able food items are: (front, from left) Car­men Mer­rill, Maryanne Wagge, Au­tumn Grind­ley, Sa­man­tha Ayl­ward, Sharon Mer­rill, (back, from left) Earl Dow, Del Le­Blanc, Johnathan Mur­ray, Se­bas­tian Dimichele, Richard Allen, Lorne Clark. Vol­un­teers not in photo in­clude the Amherst Ram­blers hockey team and Cubs and Scouts.

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