The Listen Food Drive is going on now and we need your help. This June, the Lebanon Food Store is running its 16th annual food drive for Listen Community Services, Inc. The goal for the 2012 Listen Food Drive is to collect 2,000 pounds of non-perishable foods, and we need your help to make it happen!
Much-needed foods for the drive include items such as fruit juice, cold breakfast cereal, granola bars, canned fruit snacks, hearty soups, and canned meats and stews.
Shoppers at all locations can contribute money at the registers, as Listen is also our Co-op Community Partner of the Month.
The timing of this food drive is critical. Food assistance requests go up in June when children lose the benefit of school hot breakfast and lunch programs.
In addition, Listen staff report an increase in the diversity of people who request emergency food assistance, noting that more younger and older people need help meeting their basic dietary needs.
Finally, with the economy slashing individual and corporate giving budgets nationwide, the need this year is even greater. Help us keep our Food Drive going strong!
Each year we depend on volunteers to box, weigh, and deliver food to Listen Community Services from the Lebanon Food Store.
This activity takes place at the volunteers’ convenience between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in June.
Ideally, volunteers make a commitment to the four occurrences of one of those days. However, if this is not possible, consider offering your assistance as a substitute or as a one-time volunteer.
For more information, or to sign up, contact Missy Jordan by Monday, May 21, at (603) 640-6323 or email Missy@coopfoodstore.com.