Eliza DoLittle’s Making Hunger History Week

September 15, 2012

The Eliza DoLittle Society [TEDS] is gearing up this month with over 100 collection boxes ready to go for their second annual Making Hunger History Week. For the rest of September TEDS will be looking to deliver these boxes all over the island to companies, schools, offices, and groups who want to participate and collect non-perishable food items.

Making Hunger History Week is one of TEDS’ main events and their largest food drive of the year. What makes this annual food drive unique is that it brings together all of the Charities and Food Banks who seek to reduce hunger in Bermuda. All food collected is to be distributed to charities and places with food banks who request it.

TEDS is inviting any businesses, schools, churches and interested groups all over the island to participate during the week-long event [Sunday, September 30th – Saturday, October 6th] by placing food collection boxes in locations where employees, students, visitors and/or the general public can place donated non-perishable food items. TEDS Drivers will be collecting filled boxes during the week of October 8th.

With a number of places and companies already interested, TEDS is seeking out any others that want to participate. Their drivers will be dropping off collection boxes right up until the event.

“The support for the event has been amazing. There are even some companies that want to get started collecting now. All of Bermuda’s charities that feed individuals and families are always in need of food and the need is even greater than it was last year”, says Executive Director Margaret Ward, “If locations want to start collecting food now, we say go for it!”

The initiative gained overwhelming support from the community last year, with 103 companies and organisations participating and over 300 boxes of donated food collected. Conservative estimates put the running total at well over $50,000 of food. Food was distributed to over ten charities and numerous families and seniors.

Any organization who would like to participate in the Making Hunger History Event or anyone interested in volunteering and getting more involved contact 333-4483 or visit www.elizadolittle.bm.

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