Thursday, June 18, 2009

LIVE UNITED Food Drive this Saturday

LIVE UNITED Food Drive
Saturday, June 20th
9am - 1pm.
 
It benefits several agencies with food pantries in Dallas and Collin counties. There are 6 locations across the community so it is easy to drive by and drop off grocery items. It is not a fundraising event, we are asking for food donations. Please help if you can. Thanks!

Anyone can participate in the national Day of Action - it's the perfect way to LIVE UNITED. Individuals, families, office teams, sports groups, religious and community organizations. 

WHO: Everyone can help!

Anyone can participate in the national Day of Action - it's the perfect way to LIVE UNITED. Individuals, families, office teams, sports groups, religious and community organizations.

WHAT: United Way National Day of Action- LIVE UNITED Food Drive

Each year on June 21st – the longest day of the year – United Ways across the country participate in a nationwide Day of Action. This year our National Day of Action activities will be held June 15th - 21st and will focus on the United Way impact area of INCOME – Promoting independence and financial stability.

WHY: To help stock community food pantries

Our local food pantries are reporting that demand is up for food pantry services and that families and individuals are asking for help who have never sought assistance before. June also marks the beginning of a season when many children do not have access to the nutritious meals often available during the school year. Families in North Texas struggle even harder during the summer to try to provide food for their children. Reports indicate that even though the demand is up, donations remain level or have decreased. Help is needed now more than ever!

WHEN: Saturday, June 20th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:

  • Dallas 4906 Bonnie View Dallas, TX 75241 Bonnie View near Ledbetter

  • Irving 250 E Grauwyler Irving, TX 75061 E. Grauwyler at Britain

  • Plano 3528 East 14th St Plano, TX 75074 14th Street near Shiloh Road

THESE PANTRY ITEMS ARE NEEDED:

Canned Chili/Stew Canned Fruit/Vegetables Canned Juice/Tea/Tang/Gatorade Canned Meat/Ravioli/Sausage Canned Nuts Canned or Dry Beans Canned Soup Cereal Bars/Oatmeal Evaporated or Powder Milk Granola Bars/Graham Crackers Jell-O/Pudding Mix/Cookies Macaroni & Cheese Peanut Butter/Jelly Rice/Pasta Tuna Fish

Questions? Contact volunteer@unitedwaydallas.org or (214) 978-0045

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