The Eliza DoLittle Society’s [TEDS] 2nd annual, island wide, ‘Making Hunger History Week’ is well on its way to surpassing the food collections made last year.
The event going on all this week, from Sunday [Sept 30] until Saturday [Oct 6], invites businesses, schools and interested groups to participate by placing food collection boxes in locations where employees, students, visitors and/or the general public can place donated non-perishable food items during this special week.
Canned and non-perishable foods can also be taken to official drop-off locations found throughout the Island. To date, they have received over 20 requests from businesses to participate as public food drop-off locations throughout the Island, including Bermuda Red Cross, Lindo’s Warwick, Lindo’s Devonshire, all of the MarketPlace Stores, Harrington Hundred’s Grocery Store, CellOne, Coldwell-Bankers, Defontes, Magnum Gym, Mailboxes Unlimited, Northrock, Women’s Hospital Auxilliary, The Barn, and YouthNet.
Margaret Ward, the Eliza DoLittle Society’s Executive Director, adds that 42 other local businesses/organisations have offered their support by collecting non-perishable foods internally. This includes three new schools this year.
Participating schools are: Bermuda High School, Mount Saint Agnes Academy, Saltus Grammar School, Stepping Stones Nursery School, Somersfield Academy, Warwick Academy and Dalton E. Tucker Primary.
“The number of people we’ve had calling in to help is unbelievable. We’re extremely pleased with the support local businesses and schools have offered us again this year,” says Ward. With over 150 boxes distributed around the island so far we’re hopeful this year’s collections will exceed expectations.”
Volunteers are also needed at the end of the week for food sorting. For the next two weeks TEDS is looking for volunteers at their Harvey Rd. warehouse to go through the boxes collected from the week.
For anyone interested in volunteering please contact 333-4483. Students 12 and over can earn community service credits. Any younger students must be accompanied by an adult.
Sorting dates at the Harvey Rd. warehouse are:
Oct 9 – Tuesday – 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Oct 10 – Wednesday – 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Oct 11 – Thursday – 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Oct 13 – Saturday – 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
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