This weekend we reflect on what we are thankful for and enjoy our time with family, plentiful food and good cheer. Let’s also take a moment to think of those who are not as fortunate. On Monday, November 27th begins AmPark’s Annual Food Drive in support of our local community.
From November 27 – December 8 you can help support POTS – a local food pantry. This year alone, there are 25,000 people – including 8,000 children – who will turn to POTS for help. With less than 20% of support provided by government sources, it will be impossible to meet their needs without the generous help of many. Everyone has something to give –all contributions are valued and appreciated.
Please have your children bring your food donations to their teachers or classrooms. There will be a class competition! The top two winning classes will receive a special surprise!
Items Most Needed:
- Canned fruit and vegetables
- Dry and canned beans
- Canned meats (i.e. tuna, chicken, ham – in water)
- Peanut butter (plastic jars)
- Pasta, Rice, Macaroni and Cheese (packaged)
- Hot and cold cereal (packaged, family-sized)
Note: All cans must be labelled and undented. No opened packaging accepted no products that need to be refrigerated, homemade foods or expired products. Healthy variations preferred.
Learn more about POTS here: http://www.potsbronx.org/.