Help Us Help Your Neighbors
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Donating can take on many forms. Most people think of donations as monetary; but did you know that your talents are a way to help those in need?
The Tuesday perishable food program receives donations of food from Wegmans (Holt Rd and Eastway), Ridge Donut, Hegedorns, BJs, Panera Bread, and Schutts. Volunteers pick up the food and additional volunteers oversee the distribution every Tuesday evening at 7 PM We welcome anyone who has the time to join us. Over 2000 volunteer hours are given by kids, families, individuals, scouts, and teams each year. We also have volunteers to sort food and to pack holiday baskets and a corp of volunteers at Christmas to coordinate and wrap presents for children.
Each September, the Chest conducts a fund drive to raise monies to help our neighbors in need. YOUR past donations have helped to purchase medicines, replace a hot water heater, repair a car to continue in a job, feed a family when the cupboard is bare. In addition, YOUR donations have helped the SEPTA scholarship funds, summer camp scholarships, Senior Citizen Groups and other community groups.
Look for the information packet to arrive at your home or business in the Greater Webster Community (14580) in mid-September.
NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS is the theme of the fund drive.
Food donations are received throughout the year from Webster businesses, groups, organizations, schools, scouts, the Council of Churches, and many individuals. A donation container is located at Hegedorn's. In addition, you may call 671-2060 for drop off times at the Food Cupboard.
We accept unopened, unexpired food, and also many non food items such as dish soap, laundry soap, bar soap, paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, deodorant, tooth paste, tooth brushes, shampoo, diapers, and cleaning products. Food stamps do not cover any items that cannot be eaten so these daily essentials are always needed in the Food Cupboard.
For a current listof what is needed in the Cupboard call 671-2060.
The Community Chest also participates in the annual Letter Carrier's Food Drive. Each day the food is brought back to the post office and transferred to mail bins and then taken to the food cupboard. Each evening a group of volunteers under the direction of Mary Ellen McDowell sort through the food and prepare it for distribution.
Over 15,000 pounds of food was collected in 2012
Thanks to the following businesses that support the Webster Community Chest Tuesday Food Distribution: