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Community invited to MLK breakfast and food drive

01/15/2014 07:06PM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print

From left: Dori Roper, Melanie Weiler and Ginny Levy at the Kennett Food Cupboard.

This month marks the sixth year that the MLK CommUNITY Breakfast committee has sponsored a food drive, co-chaired by Dori Roper and Ginny Levy. The committee’s mission has been to bring the community together to honor Dr. King, as well participate in a National Day of Service.
The food drive organizes collections from area schools, corporate offices, retirement communities, church and civic groups, retail shops and restaurants.  Donations may also be delivered to the Red Clay Room in Kennett Square or to Unionville High School on Jan. 20.
On the MLK holiday, Kennett and Unionville student volunteers sort and pack the non-perishable donations, which are then loaded on to a tractor trailer provided by Phillips Mushroom Company. That evening, the donations are delivered to the Kennett Food Cupboard.
The KASC Food Cupboard is one of 30 that are associated with the Chester County Food Bank.  The food bank distributes an average of 25,000 pounds of food each month, servicing some 700 families, plus seniors and individuals, over the course of a year.  
The public is invited to participate in the MLK CommUNITY Breakfast Food Drive on several levels.  Tickets for the breakfast are available at the United Way of Southern Chester County office (106 W. State St., Kennett Square), or by calling 610-444-4357. Donations of non-perishable foods, with an emphasis on healthy and nutritious products, are needed.  Items like peanut butter, tuna, and other canned meats are especially appreciated, as well as personal care and paper goods. Families are encouraged to join the delivery of the donations on the evening of Jan. 20, meeting at the Food Cupboard on West Cedar Street in Kennett Square at 6 p.m. 
More information can be found at (or call 484-631-6418).

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