For some families, the cupboards are largely bare and they rely on food pantries to feed their families.
When food pantries run out of food what happens? Families go hungry or stretch already meager groceries to cover the loss.
That’s where the United Way Day of Caring Food Drive can help.
Columbia City Drop Off locations: STAR Bank/Insurance, West Van Buren, STAR Bank/Insurance, Frontage Rd., Dollar General, Walgreen’s and Northeastern REMC.
Churubusco Drop Off locations: STAR Bank, STAR Insurance, Dollar General and Egolf’s IGA.
All donated items are kept within Whitley County. The food is divided among the food banks in Whitley County.
Something new this year, they are also doing a “Supply Drive” to collect monetary donations that will help provide material for projects during Day of Caring. These funds will help purchase paint, lumber, tool rentals, etc while their teams are out in the county completing projects for non-profit organizations. Even if you cannot be there to swing a hammer yourself, you can help put one in someone else’s hand.
Collection sites in Churubusco are Shroyer’s True Value Hardware and Eagle Do It Best.