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Delivering Food to Norco Food Pantry

The energy surrounding the Fill the Media Lab food drive continues to amaze me. Last Friday I attended a Postively Pottstown Happy Hour where 50 food items were collected. You can read about that in Sue Repko’s great Positively Pottstown blog. And recently I delivered over 60 items to the Norco Food pantry. Included among them were several jars of peanut butter, a large bag of cat food (I never thought about giving pet food), Easter candy (another good idea), and six big containers of laundry detergent.

The photo on the left shows Brian Wade, son of pantry organizer Ginny Wade, holding one of the bottles of laundry detergent. In front of him are bins with other donations, all of which were dropped off at the Schuylkill River Heritage Area offices on 140 College Drive, where I work. This is an easy drop-off spot, particularly if you are planning to walk or ride on the Schuylkill River Trail in Pottstown’s Riverfront Park, because our building is right in front of that. It’s open M-F 8:30-4:30. But there are plenty of other drop-off spots, and you can find one on this updated map of sites located all around the area.

The goal of the Fill the Media Lab food drive is to have 20,000 food items and 1,000 bottles of laundry detergent collected by Easter, and distributed to a number of food pantries in the area. The drive is being organized by The Mercury and the Town Square Bloggers, in response to an article that appeared in The Mercury regarding empty shelves at local pantries.  We’ve collected a lot, but we still haven’t reached our goal. So please, keep your food donations coming in!

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