Food drive is ready to go~ RH June 24, 2015

Food drive is ready to go~ RH June 24, 2015

Opinion | Letters
Food drive is ready to go
June 24, 2015

With the weekend nearly upon us, final planning for the annual Pack the Paramount Food Drive is complete — now all that’s needed is for the community to turn out for this important event.

Food drives earlier this year came up short of their goals, and demand remains very high, so this drive is more important than ever. Whether you can donate a small bag of items or an entire truckload, we encourage you to join us at the Paramount Theatre Friday or Saturday to support our greater Rutland community.

This year’s food drive will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 6 to 11 a.m. Saturday The public is encouraged to bring nonperishable food items or monetary donations to the Paramount Theatre on Center Street in Rutland. The goal is to fill every seat in the historic theater with a box or bag of food, symbolizing the hundreds of families who need assistance in the Rutland area.

The food will be distributed to folks in need by the Rutland Community Cupboard, BROC and the Salvation Army.

We hope you can join us.

STEVE COSTELLO
Rutland Town

The writer is a Green Mountain Power vice president and co-organizer of Pack the Paramount.