Watkins Glen, NY – Leadership Schuyler is teaming up with Catholic Charities of Schuyler County to conduct a food drive at Walmart in downtown Watkins Glen on Saturday, March 7th from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. The 12-person class will be on site to collect donations of food items from shoppers.

The food will then be donated to Catholic Charities in an effort to relieve childhood hunger in Schuyler County at a time when demands are very high.

“We are very grateful that Leadership Schuyler has chosen to focus their project on childhood hunger,” said Debbie MacDonald, Agency Director of Catholic Charities. “This creative project is another way that our community can come together to help provide for our most vulnerable children.”

emptyfridgeJust in time for Spring Break at many area schools, this project will provide much needed assistance for at-risk children who will lack the access to school-provided meals during that time.

A list of essential donation items includes the following non-perishable, kid-friendly items:

  • Tuna
  • Soup
  • Peanut butter
  • Fruit/Veggie cups
  • Dried fruit
  • Crackers and cheese/peanut butter
  • Granola/Cereal/Nut bars
  • Hot cereal packets – oatmeal, cream of wheat
  • Pudding cups

The day will culminate with a delivery of all food donations to Catholic Charities’ Schuyler Outreach Food Pantry. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please mail a check to Catholic Charities at 607 N. Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 and include “Leadership Schuyler Project” in the memo.

Since 2001, Leadership Schuyler, a program supported by the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce, has helped county residents/employees of local businesses strengthen their knowledge of community issues, facilitate positive problem solving techniques, and encouraged them to take active leadership roles.  More information can be found at watkinsglenchamber.com.

Can’t make it to the food drive? You can help us raise money just by using GoodSearch.com for all your internet searches! Just choose “Catholic Charities of Schuyler County” as your cause.

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