13th Annual Neighborhood Food Drive Postponed
The Regional Food Bank has decided to postpone the 13th Annual Neighborhood Food Drive. We do not want to put anyone at risk of exposure to COVID-19. Your health and safety is paramount, and given the ever changing developments in response to the spread of the virus daily, it is prudent to postpone the drive. We are so appreciative of your willingness to help collect non-perishable food and other essentials in your neighborhoods to help those in need in our communities.
The Regional Food Bank is in a unique situation. As an organization we are anticipating an increase in demand for food product from the emergency feeding programs we serve, but do not want to compromise the health of our donors. While the Neighborhood Food Drive is a campaign that requires minimal interaction, we are sensitive to the potential needs of households to keep an increased supply of food on hand in the event of quarantines or mandatory shutdowns. The last thing we want to do is ask that households donate some of those supplies during this time.
If you have already picked up your bags, we ask that you hold on to them in the interim. We will monitor the situation closely, and when word comes that the severity of the threat of COVID-19 is in decline, we will make a decision about resuming the Neighborhood Food Drive. We are so grateful for the support you’ve shown. Please, if you have any questions or concerns, by all means reach out.
Stay healthy and safe.
M.E. Mazur, Food Industry Relations and Food Drive Coordinator
(518) 786-3691 x286