ERIE CO., N.Y. — The 4-H Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County is hosting a Food Drive on Friday, July 17th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Non-perishable food items will be donated to Feed More WNY. The food items can be dropped off at two locations: Delavan Grider Community Center at 877 East Delavan in Buffalo and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County at 21 South Grove Street in East Aurora.
Our 4-H teen leaders who are part of the 4-H Erie County Teen Ambassadors club identified the need to bring the local community together through food. They have been growing vegetables for donation and are also helping with our food drive. One 4-H teen leader, John Pirrung, said that his 4-H club “wanted to figure out how to do something for our community in the time of COVID-19.” The food drive aims to respond to the needs of the community, so we are asking for items that are currently being requested by FeedMore WNY, including non-perishable fruits, vegetables, and proteins. John reminds us, “Because 4-H is about healthy living, we want to collect items that are healthy and nutritious.” When deciding what to donate, please pick items that are low in salt and that do not have added sugar.
This will be a no-contact food drive, whereby people can place their donations in boxes without having to come in close contact with others.
If people are not able to drop off food at these locations, they can also make monetary donations. These donations will be used to purchase fruits and vegetables from urban farms in Buffalo who are part of the Greater Buffalo Urban Growers. The urban farms will then provide Buffalo residents in need with fruits and vegetables grown on their farms. Please see our website for more information about the food drive or to make a monetary donation: http://erie.cce.cornell.edu/4-h-youth-development
For more information about the Erie County 4-H Program, visit http://erie.cce.cornell.edu/4-h-youth-development.
Accommodations for persons with special needs may be requested by contacting Sara Jablonski at 716-597-7361 or email@example.com.
More about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County and the Erie County 4-H Program
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County (CCE-Erie) puts knowledge to work to build stronger communities. CCE-Erie provides educational programs in Agriculture, 4-H Youth Development, Nutrition, and Consumer Horticulture. The 4-H Program is the youth development branch of CCE-Erie. 4-H gives young people ages 5 to 19 hands-on experiences to teach them leadership, citizenship, and life skills by working with volunteers, youth organizations, and school districts to put research-based knowledge to work in homes, schools, and community centers. It works with young people from urban, suburban, and rural areas of Erie County.
CCE is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.
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