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United We Can Fight Hunger: Community Food Drive

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March 22, 2024

Food insecurity remains a pressing issue in our local communities, with an increasing number of households turning to food pantries for support.  You can help to ensure that children and families have enough to eat during the summer months when school meals are not readily available.  

Join forces with United Way, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County, Watertown Savings Bank, Jefferson County, Advanced Business Systems, Food Bank of CNY, and Walmart to address the critical need for food by supporting the community food drive on June 5, 2024.  

Consider making a donation or hosting a food drive in your place of business.  We’ll provide the tools to help make your food drive successful.  

Click here to access the food drive toolkit.  No time to host a drive but you still want to help?  Click here to make a gift. 

On Wednesday, June 5, in the Walmart parking lot on State Route 3 in Watertown, individuals and organizations are encouraged to drop off donations of non-perishable food and personal care items, between the hours of 8 AM and 2 PM.  All items collected will be distributed to local food pantries.

If you’d like to volunteer for the food drive, we’d love to have you!  Please contact us to coordinate timeslots.

The timing of this drive aligns with the summer break from school when under-resourced parents and caregivers face additional challenges in meeting the nutritional needs of growing children. By supporting this initiative, you can help alleviate the burden on families during this critical period.

A little goes a long way, and any contribution you can make will have a tangible impact on a friend or neighbor who is at risk of going without enough food. Those who have experienced hunger firsthand understand how debilitating it can be, particularly for children. Adequate nutrition is crucial for their ability to learn, grow, and thrive.  1 in 5 children is uncertain where their next meal is coming from.  The risk of hunger compounds during the summer months.  Let’s work united to change that!

Contact us for more information on how you can help!