Time to head to the grocery store for the 23rd Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
Letter carriers, nationwide, will collect non-perishable food items from mailboxes Saturday, May 9th, along their routes. Residents are asked to place items in sturdy bags next to their mailboxes before 9 a.m. Saturday.
"All you have to do is open your door, place your donation wherever you receive your mail, and we'll pick it up and we make our deliveries Saturday and take it over to the local food banks," says Sandy Laemme of the National Association of Letter Carriers.
Collected food will be taken from local post offices and delivered to local food pantries.
Days of Caring
UWGAT’s Days of Caring is a way for local businesses and organizations to volunteer at a community agency for a specific community service project. UWGAT facilitates Days of Caring by collecting projects and pairing volunteers with agencies.
The South Coast Regional Network to End Homelessness and the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless held a Fiscal Year 2016 legislative breakfast on March 13th at Bristol Community College, Taunton Center.
Several local area legislators including Senator Michael Rodrigues, Senator Marc Pacheco, Representative Shaunna O'Connell, Representative Keiko Orrall, Representative Michelle DuBois, and Representative Paul Heroux came to speak about Fiscal Year 2016 priorities around homelessness and programs protecting families, individuals, elderly and disabled, and young people experiencing homelessness, as well as other legislative priorities.