Conshystuff Food Drive – It’s Time
by Brian Coll
Hello all, I’m just going to be blunt. I hate asking for food in this community. I really do. It’s 2019, we live in one of the best school districts not only in the county, but in the country. Here’s the deal though, hunger doesn’t discriminate, hunger doesn’t take a day off and people can use this food we collect year round. It’s not like we’re helping feed people only at Thanksgiving or Christmas, the food we collect over the next couple of months, will hopefully, hopefully last a year.
You never know who is going to need it, why they are going to need it. It could be you, it could be a neighbor, a friends mom or dad, the young family down the street who’s just paying the bills but could use a little help since the part time job slowed up.
This is the start, it starts today. When you’re shopping think of people in your community. Grab an extra pasta sauce, buy some condiments, some tuna, crackers, mac and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, cereal, baby food, personal care items such as toothpaste, toilet paper, paper towels. Currently the only thing the Colonial Neighborhood Council does not need is canned corn and green beans. We’ll take these items, but if you are specifically shopping for this food drive there are other items needed more. Canned soups, canned fruit. If you would buy it for your family, I’m sure another family would be happy to have it on their table as well.
If you are a local business and want to host your own internal food drive, we’ll be happy to help you deliver it to the Colonial Neighborhood Council. If you have a little space in your retail location and want to have a drop off point, please let us know and we’ll be happy to promote your place of business as part of the food drive. Schools, firehouses, gyms… any place can have a drop off box either for the public, or your employees, clients…. you name it, we can help make it happen.
We are having a few events to go along with the 2019 Conshystuff Food Drive.
Tonight, at the Conshohocken Beer Garden, there is a lemonade stand with the proceeds going to buy food for the Colonial Neighborhood Council. There is a bake sale, guess what, the money raised is going to the Colonial Neighborhood Council. The Lemonade stand and Bake Sale… two young ladies wanted to do this. They are best friends and when one thought of a lemonade stand the other thought of a bake sale, and they are setting both up tonight at 2 Ash Street by the river, there is live music, a beer garden, food. It’s very kid friendly, dog friendly and just friendly in general.
Tomorrow the Conshohocken VFW is having their annual crab fest, with the proceeds going to the Colonial Neighborhood Council. How cool is that? Thank you VFW. Tickets are $30 and it’s a great time.
The annual Kick Off Party:
While this is technically the Kick Off Party, we recently set up at Whole Foods with the Bobcast and the Top of the World musical event. We are working with the students of Saint Phillip Neri for the Fill a Bus in the beginning of November. We are hoping to recreate an event with the Plymouth Police Department and the Metroplex. We are happy to help in anyway if you, your office or business wants to get involved. Call us at 610-825-7072 and we’ll kick around some ideas. We are hoping to make this the biggest food drive yet that supports our community, our friends, our neighbors… all the food collected here, stays here. It’s needed here.
If you’ve already donated, thank you. If you want to donate, currently you can drop off at Coll’s Custom Framing at 324 Fayette Street or the Colonial Neighborhood Council at 107 East 4th Ave.
In the next couple of days, we’ll have more info for you, more drop off points, more event details.