Dear UU Friends,
In our ongoing quest to help keep food on the table for insecure families, the UUSM Hunger Task Force is launching a Winter Food Drive for Westside Food Bank during this year’s darkest month. Our allies at the Westside Food Bank serve 200 food-insecure families each week at the Virginia Avenue Park Mobile Food Pantry.
The average bag of various groceries is now around $50. Can you donate a bag—literally or figuratively? Can you do it once? Once a month? Once a week?
- GIVE CASH: Click here to give and specify that it’s for the Hunger Fund. Pledge one bag for the drive ($50), one bag a week ($200), or whatever amount of cash feels good to you.
Is $50 too much? Every dollar donated to Westside Food Bank helps provide four meals to our most vulnerable neighbors: children, families, seniors, veterans, people experiencing homelessness, and others who urgently need help. Your gift in any amount will truly make a difference. Click here to donate.
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE: Would you rather collect food from your friends, family, and neighbors? Order online? However you want to give, we want to make it easy.
- Filler ‘er up: Fill your own bag of groceries with items from your pantry or the store and email email@example.com to arrange for pickup. Church volunteers will pick up as needed the duration of the drive.
- Shop from home: Order a bag (or box) of groceries from Instacart, Costco, or your other favorite grocer and have them delivered to Jacki Weber (address and email in the church directory).
- Be a Can ‘o Beans Chauffeur: Pick up or receive food donations in your neighborhood and deliver to Westside Food Bank.
The drive begins Tuesday, December 21 but you can give starting today. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll keep a running total of donations and share updates.
Thanks for joining us!
— The UUSM Hunger Task Force