Saturday, May 9—WEST RUTLAND—Millions of Americans donate food in the National Letter Carrier Food Drive on the second Saturday in May every year to help fight hunger in their communities. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s food drive is postponed; however, there is still a need locally during this difficult time. The town of West Rutland will be holding its own local food drive this Saturday, May 9, to benefit the Local West Rutland Food Shelf.
Residents are asked to set out your bag of non-perishable food by your mailbox before 9 a.m. on Saturday. The earlier the better! Volunteers will be picking up the bags to bring to the food shelf. If you prefer to drop off your donations you may leave them in the town truck parked in the back parking lot of the Town Hall at 35 Marble St. beginning on Friday. Monetary donations can be placed in the drop box.
“With the uncertainty in today’s economy, we are seeing a greater need in our community,” said Mary Ann Goulette, town manager.
For more information or to volunteer call 438-2263.