While many of our neighbors have fallen on hard times because of the safety measures enacted to combat the spread of COVID-19, people across Lebanon County have stepped up to make sure no one goes without the necessities. We are grateful to and proud of our neighbors for their efforts throughout this challenging time, and we are happy to do our part as well.
While the needs of many food banks are being met thanks to that generosity, many people do not realize that there is a great need for toiletries as well. To help close the gap on that need, we will be hosting a community collection drive on Saturday, May 9th. People can load up their cars with items for donation and drive to one of the two drop-off sites, where someone will unload their donations. Items will be distributed among local food pantries.
We will accept liquid soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, razors, shaving cream, feminine hygiene products, and other personal hygiene products. We will also take donations of nonperishable food and cash, which will be divided among participating nonprofits.
We work better when we work together, and we all believe that we can close the remaining needs gap the same way nonprofits have already assisted more than 2,300 families get the food they need.
Calvin “Doc” Clements,
Patty Smith, Matt Duvall,
Laura Quick & Gary Wegman