On Saturday May 11, the largest annual one-day effort to combat hunger will once again take place in the community. That is the day of the 21st annual National Association of Letter-Carriers Food Drive in Vermillion
This food drive is conducted with the help of not only the Letter Carriers but also the rural carriers, who cover the countryside including the Burbank and Meckling areas, as well as all the other postal employees. Volunteers from the Vermillion Food Pantry will also be lending a hand to help collect and store as many food items as possible.
This is a list of some food items which are in greater demand for the summer and donations of these items are highly important to our Food Pantry:
Fruit juices – family size, Hamburger or Tuna Helper, tuna and canned chicken – small cans, canned soup – all kinds, pasta and pasta/rice side dishes, cans of tomatoes, peas, beans and potatoes, cold cereals, cans of fruits – all kinds, jelly or jam, cake/muffin mixes, spaghetti sauces – family size, Spaghettios, pork and beans, mac-n-cheese, diapers sized 3, 4, 5 or 6.
Please be generous, donated a can or two (or whatever you are able) to the food drive on May 11. You may also be receiving a plastic bag, sponsored by Hy-Vee, which makes it easier to remember to gather up your food items and place them by your mailbox.