"Food Bank Collection-Night One-6:15-7:30PM"
by Club Members-David Kourtz-Coordinator
Monday, March 14, 6:15 PM
Mondayâ€™s March 14th and March 21st from 6:15-7:30PMwe will again have our Food Drive for the Lynn Food Pantry sponsored by Saint Stephen Church in Lynn. This year they are busier than ever and serving more families than single homeless people. Due to the change in clients the food list of most needed items has also changed. Club members have been exceptionally generous in the past, and we hope you can continue this tradition. For members who want to help feed those less fortunate during this pandemic we are providing a variety of means to make a donation.
option 1-Donate food directly at the club March 14th and 21st
Exactly the same as last year when so much was donated, we will accept any non-perishable canned or boxed donation that are well within the sell by date. We cannot accept any expired items
For those who wish to do this
the most wanted items suggested by the pantry at this time are-List Updated Feb.23
Cans of fruits and vegetables
Packages of single-serving hot cereals
Jars of peanut butter
Hearty soups-not tomato
Individual servings of stews, chiliâ€™s and meatball and like items-example from Hormel or Dinty Moore etc.
Small jars of jam and jellies
Cans of chicken or tuna-max of 20 oz ok with this product
They also need heavyweight paper grocery bags-ideally with handles and only from Whole Foods, Market Basket or Trader Joes as these are the only store bags that are the right size and strength
Some constraints we need to meet are-Donations must be â€˜packaged, jarred or cannedâ€™ and the expiration date has not expired.Canned goods other than chicken or tuna should not be over 16 oz as the bags become too heavy for the recipients to carry.
Option 2-Donation via check
To make a donation by check
1. Make check payable to GLPA
2. Note in the message line-Food Donation
3. Mail to Dave Kourtz, 64 Mooreland Road, Melrose, MA 02176
Option 3-Donation via VENMO Payment
I can accept VENMO payment as a donation. The address to this payment system is-@Dave-Kourtz
Option 4-Cash Donations
I will accept cash donations on the collection nights of March 14 and 21 at the club in person
The community has been so thankful for the support of our members who have provided to the needy. We can all share in the pride of the generosity of the members of this club in support of our community service
Thanks for your support for the community and GLPA
David Kourtz Coordinator with Assistance from Ken Jordan, MNEC