Released: April 30, 2021
As part of the ongoing mission to help feed families in need, Delaware County will be holding a contactless drive-thru food drive collection on Saturday, May 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Drexel Hill Middle School (3001 State Road, Drexel Hill, PA.)
Volunteers from local food pantries will collect the donations and distribute them to residents in need throughout the county. Food insecurity has increased since the pandemic and it’s critical that we help our neighbors in need.
Suggested donations include: rice, lentils, flour, beans, cereal, powdered/evaporated/boxed milk, oil, sugar, salt, instant coffee, peanut butter, canned meat, canned fish, canned vegetables, stews, cleaning supplies, personal products, toothpaste, and feminine hygiene products
Since April of 2020, Delaware County has conducted or helped coordinate 14 food drives, including multiple holiday food drives held in December, and has worked with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, the Department of Emergency Services, and Pennsylvania National Guard to coordinate the collection and distribution of hundreds of thousands of meals and countless food items, personal hygiene products, and pet food.
The Drexel Hill Middle School food drive will be hosted by Delaware County Council and the Delaware County Department of Human Services, in conjunction with U.S. Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, Senator Tim Kearney, Senator John Kane, Senator Amanda Cappelletti, State Representative Mike Zabel, and State Representative Margo Davidson.