Sunbury Cleaners, 23 West 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per order, through August; but Sunbury Cleaners manager Jane Milburn said to remember that, like most food drives, no outdated food items will qualify for the discount.
Friends Who Share needs food pantry help in the summer months, Milburn said. Closer to the school year holidays – Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter – individuals and groups hold food and fundraising drives for the food pantry. During summer months, with a new school year approaching and summer vacations on family schedules, Milburn said budgets are stretched thin and the shelves at Friends Who Share look a little bare.
“Everybody has needed help at some time or other in their life,” Milburn said. “This is just one more way Sunbury Cleaners can join with our customers to give something back to the community.”
Sunbury Cleaners and Laundry is on the Web at sunburycleaners.com. For additional information call 740-965-3046.
Big Walnut Friends Who Share is eastern Delaware County’s all-volunteer grass-roots social service agency.
The Big Walnut Friends Who Share Store at 216 High Street, Sunbury, is open to those in need on Wednesday mornings from 9 until 11:30 a.m., and during the evening on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:30 until 8 p.m.
On the second Saturday of each month, senior citizens can visit the Friends Who Share Store from 10 a.m. until 12-noon. Volunteers help out at the center from 9 until 11:30 a.m. every Monday morning. The store accepts donated items on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 until 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, 43074.
Big Walnut Friends Who Share is on the Web at bigwalnutfriendswhoshare.org.
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093