MCC Daily Tribune Archive

AAWCC – FOODLINK Volunteer Reminder


Last chance to sign up to help out at FOODLINK this Saturday, October 25 from 9-noon. The American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) group of volunteers from MCC will sort and organize food donations for distribution to local shelters, soup kitchens and other organizations that serve our community’s most vulnerable members. Family members, friends, and children over 8 years of age are all welcome. Please RSVP to Catharine Ganze Smith TODAY (HYPERLINK "mailto:csmith6@monroecc.edu"csmith6@monroecc.edu).

As the food bank for the 10-county area in the Genesee Valley and Finger Lakes Region of of western New York, FOODLINK works with area food retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers to acquire, sort, store and redistribute food to its member charity programs – especially soup kitchens, shelters and emergency food pantries. In addition, FOODLINK also provides food to hundreds of non-emergency programs like group homes, day cares, senior centers and camps. FOODLINK’s goal is to help programs save vital dollars on their food budget. These savings can then be redirected to other programs that help meet the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of their clients.

Note: Information on Foodlink adapted from their website.

Anne J. Perry
AAWCC Publicity Chair
10/22/2008