FW: community food drive - new location at Shrevewood Elementary

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May 4, 2020, 1:04:28 PM5/4/20
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I think this is a good idea, thanks Jeremy & others for setting it up.

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From: Jeremy Hancock [mailto:jerha...@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2020 9:21 AM
Subject: community food drive - new location at Shrevewood Elementary


Hi all,  

I could use some help getting the word out about a food donation site we are setting up at Shrevewood Elementary. Demand at the local Fairfax food bank, Food for Others, is over three times the normal rate. I've been working with Supervisor Palchik to find a more accessible site within our community to make it easier for our neighbors to donate. We've gotten approval to put some donation bins at Shrevewood. 


Starting this week, we will have three containers available every Friday - Sunday. The bins will be near the front door at Shrevewood and get emptied each night. Donations will be provided to Food for Others, which is located in Merrifield.  The collection bins will accept non-perishable items. 


Could you help:

  1) spread the word about the donation site within your community and neighborhood distributions? If you have ongoing communications, could you include a section on the location so we can keep the donations going?


  2) identify volunteers to help pick-up and deliver? This is completely community driven and will rely on our neighbors to help empty the bins each night. Each Fri-Sun evening we'll pick up and then make a delivery to Food for Others during the week.  


The most needed items are listed below, but anything will help.  

  • Canned chili
  • Canned tomato products (crushed, peeled, diced, etc.), 4oz – 1 lb
  • Canned meat (chicken, beef, turkey, or seafood), 2oz – 15oz
  • Rice, 16oz packages
  • Spaghetti sauce, 14oz – 1 lb (ideally in cans instead of glass)
  • Canned fruit (packed in fruit juice instead of syrup) 11oz – 20oz
  • Dried or canned beans (black, kidney, pinto, etc.)
  • Pasta
  • Fruit juice (100% juice) 32oz – 64oz
  • New or Clean Reusable Grocery Bags 8 ½ x 14 x 15




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