DuPont’s 17th annual food drive collected an incredible 4,351 pounds of food, 24lbs of non-food items and $265. On Saturday, May 10, a volunteer crew rounded up bags of non-perishable food donations from front porches, and volunteers and residents gathered at the DuPont Fire Station to load donations into the FISH Food Banks truck. All donations go directly to serving people in need at the Lakes Area FISH Food Bank, which assists DuPont families.
Thanks to the generosity of DuPont residents, volunteers, and community and civic organizations, the DuPont food drive is one of the largest in support of FISH Food Banks. The Lakes FISH Food Bank serves nearly 100,000 individuals each year out of a small space at the United Methodist Church at Lakewood. Donations are always needed and welcomed to serve the large number of clients.
FISH Food Banks extends sincere gratitude to all who worked tirelessly to make the food drive a success: organizers Terry and Jake Smith, Roy Coffey, DuPont Community Presbyterian Church, DuPont Lions Club, DuPont Fire Department, and all supporters, volunteers and donors.
With your help, FISH will continue to provide food and services for individuals in need with compassion, dignity and respect. For every dollar donated, FISH can distribute more than seven dollars’ worth of food. A meal costs less than 23 cents! For more information on FISH Food Banks, please call (253) 383-3164, or go to www.fishfoodbanks.org.