It takes just a little to give much, and no matter where you live, you can help fight hunger in your community.
The Patrick County Retired Teachers Association in partnership with the Patrick County Methodist Cluster did just that by participating in the Virginia Statewide Community Food Drive. On Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24 and on Saturday, October 1, volunteers from those organizations collected 975 pounds of food and $927 to be divided between the Patrick County Food Bank and Disaster Relief Food Ministry. Thanks to the management of both Lowes Foods and WalMart in Stuart for allowing us to use the front of their stores for collection sites. Those who wished to donate gave non-perishable food items. Those items included peanut butter, soups, canned meats, canned tuna, canned vegetables, crackers, hot and cold cereal, pasta, and canned fruit. Thanks to the kind and generous people of Patrick County for their donations of food and money, to the volunteers from the retired teachers and Methodist Cluster who manned the collection areas, and again to Lowes Foods and WalMart for providing places to hold the event.
The food will be distributed by the Patrick County Food Bank and Disaster Relief Food Ministry.
Patrick County Retired Teachers appreciate the support of all who were involved in this community service project.
Phyllis Eastridge Patrick County