Fall food drive runs on Saturday morning
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.
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.