By Lenny C. Lepola
How would you like to get a break on your dry cleaning bill and help stock the shelves at a local food pantry at the same time?
No problemo, as Arnie would say. Sunbury Cleaners, 23 W. Granville Street, is hosting its annual summer food drive to help stock the shelves at the Big Walnut Friends Who Share food pantry.
For each can or non-perishable box of food you drop off at Sunbury Cleaners, you will receive $1 off of your dry cleaning bill, up to $10 per order, through mid-September. No outdated food items will qualify for the discount.
Friends Who Share needs food pantry help in the summer months, said Sunbury Cleaners manager Jane Milburn. Closer to the holidays – Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter – individuals and groups hold food and fundraising drives for the food pantry. But near the end of summer with a new school year approaching, Milburn said budgets are stretched thin and the shelves at Friends Who Share look a little bare.
“Summer months are usually slow months at the Friends Who Share food pantry,” Milburn said. “Everybody has needed help at some time or other in their life. This is just one more way Sunbury Cleaners can join with our customers to give something back to the community.”
Visit Sunbury Cleaners and Laundry online at sunburycleaners.com. For more information, call 740-965-3046.
Big Walnut Friends Who Share is eastern Delaware County’s all-volunteer grassroots social service agency.
The Big Walnut Friends Who Share Store, 216 High Street, Sunbury, is open to those in need on Wednesday mornings from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and during the evening on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
On the second Saturday of each month, senior citizens can visit the Friends Who Share Store from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers help out at the center from 9 to 11:30 a.m. every Monday morning. The store accepts donated items on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
To volunteer, to donate needed items or to make a financial contribution to Friends Who Share projects, call 740-965-9596. Cash donations may be sent to Big Walnut Friends Who Share, P.O. Box 424, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.
Visit Big Walnut Friends Who Share online at bigwalnutfriendswhoshare.org.