4 A Better Chandler, Inc. has partnered with Chandler Elementary's Real World Committee, LNB Community Bank, and Girl Scout Troop 363 of Chandler to help provide food for needy families in our community. While the Chandler Elementary Food Drive ends this Thursday, Oct. 15, our collective efforts will continue. 4 A Better Chandler will be collecting nonperishable food items at our Music in the Park event this Sunday, Oct. 18, from 2-4 p.m. at Chandler Town Park on North 4th Street. Girl Scout Troop 363 is holding a drive at Kemper's Market in Chandler through Nov. 17; collections (both monetary and food) will also continue at the Chandler bank branch through Nov. 17. Please consider helping our community by contributing during this Food Drive (and throughout the year). All collections will support the Chandler UMC Food Pantry, which serves families in Chandler and Elberfeld. Director Tammy Fowler said in September, the pantry served 446 people.
We are partnering with Chandler Elementary School's Real World Committee to help feed families right in our community. The Chandler United Methodist Church Food Pantry has seen an increase in numbers of families in need. To help them sustain their efforts to feed our neighbors in Chandler and Elberfeld, our partnership seeks to collect nonperishable food items like: peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, cereal, canned goods, boxed meals, and pastas. If you are cleaning out your pantries or cabinets, please check the expiration dates on food to be sure it is not outdated before donating.
Collection sites include: Chandler Elementary School, LNB Community Bank, and Chandler United Methodist Church Food Pantry (located at the church). There will also be a one-day drive at Chandler Town Park during our Music in the Park event on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2-4 p.m. Bring your food items to the shelter house and stay for a free concert.
As an incentive for students, the class at Chandler Elementary that collects the most food items will get preferred seating at the school's upcoming I-Can Program. In addition to the school's collection efforts, teachers are incorporating childhood hunger lessons and discussions in their classrooms. On a more global scale, students can help fight hunger at home by answering educational questions to earn grains of rice for impoverished people through World Food Programme at www.freerice.com and by visiting www.thehungersite.com daily to click the "Give Food" button (free to participate) to donate 1 cup of food through Greater Good.
We invite you to help us make a difference to those in need by making even the smallest donation; every item counts!
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