Go, RON L., go!!! photo by Ron O’Clair
In just a week, on Tuesday, May 12 …
the United Way of Central Massachusetts will hold its Annual Community Celebration; the 95th such gathering that we have held.
Meeting at historic Mechanics Hall here in Worcester. Registration begins at 4 pm; program commences at 4:30 pm.
Celebrating the accomplishments of individuals and organizations who have made a difference in the life of OUR community.
Join with us as we bring recognition to such wonderful Worcester citizens as:
Marie and Mike Angelini
Scott Conti … and more!
Join with us as we celebrate the achievements of:
One City One Library
Paul Cummings – a VITA volunteer
The Pink Volunteers of Reliant.
Celebration will open with a fantastic group called “Fools On the Hill”!
Tuesday, May 12, at Mechanics Hall; please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Saturday, May 9
USPS Letter Carriers Food Drive, “Stamp Out Hunger”
This April the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute released a report telling us that Worcester gained in ‘food hardship’ and …
One in five households in Worcester now struggle to put meals on the table.
It is easy to participate in “Stamp Out Hunger” – anywhere in America, for it is our country’s largest food drive.
This week peruse through your food cabinet, select nonperishable items (NOT expired) that you would be willing to share – to donate.
Place those food items in a bag or bags. Put the bags in or next to your mailbox early Saturday morning.
Your letter carrier/mail delivery person will collect the donated food and deliver it to a local food pantry or food bank.
In Worcester last year close to 400,000 pounds of food were collected.
And the need continues to grow. THANK YOU for choosing to participate in Stamp Out Hunger!
Worcester postal workers deliver mail AND collect food THIS Sat., May 10!
Largest Annual One-Day, Food Drive Held on Saturday, May 10!
Worcester postal workers deliver mail and collect food
United Way of Central Massachusetts and The National Association Of Letter Carriers strive to collect 400,000 pounds of food!
Letter carriers will do much more than deliver mail on Saturday, May 10. They will help fill the food banks in the central Massachusetts area that have become bare in these tough economic times.
Next week, more than 800 volunteers including 600 Letter Carriers from 33 central Massachusetts’ communities will collect non-perishable foods items as part of the 21st annual “Stamp-Out Hunger” food drive. This is part of a national effort that will collect millions of pounds of food on Saturday.
The National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive, which is coordinated through a partnership among the National Association of Letter Carriers, the United States Postal Service, the AFL-CIO, the United Way of Central Massachusetts, and the Worcester County Food Bank, strives to stock the shelves of pantries around central Massachusetts with 400,000 pounds of food during this drive. Last year, local letter carriers collected more than 300,000 pounds of food for pantries in central Massachusetts.
“So often we think of contributing food during holiday time; but during the summers when children are not in school receiving free and reduced breakfasts and lunches – there is a critical need. And with our current economy, the need for food has increased dramatically, up 17% from last year alone. The Letter Carriers food drive fills that need,” said Paul Soucy, Director of Labor- AFL/CIO at the United Way of Central Massachusetts.
People are asked to leave any non-perishable canned goods or boxed items near their mailboxes. The Letter Carriers or volunteers will pick up the donated items while delivering mail along their route next Saturday.
Letter Carriers in the following Massachusetts communities are participating in the food drive: Auburn, Baldwinville, Blackstone, Clinton, Fitchburg, Holden, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hudson, Leicester, Leominster, Lunenburg, Marlboro, Millbury, Northboro, North Brookfield, North Grafton, Oxford, Shrewsbury, Southbridge, South Grafton, Spencer, Uxbridge, Webster, Westboro, West Boylston, Whitinsville, Winchendon and Worcester.