A $100.00 donation was given from the Atwater Historical Society to the Randolph Suffield Atwater Food Shelf to go towards the purchase of much needed food for the dispensation to families’ area wide whom are in desperate need. The $100.00 donation that the Historical Society has made will actually purchase $400.00 worth of food.
The Food Shelf serves 25 families a week; 5 families a day with a possibility of assisting 30 families a week. While all non-perishable food donations go to help their service, monetary donations are found to help even more taking those monies to the Akron-Canton Food Shelf to purchase actual items that they currently need. Donations to the food shelf are tax-deductible.
The Food Shelf is also in need of volunteers for many types of services, from picking up goods, to helping put together baskets for the holidays and helping families come pick up their food. Currently they have fifty to sixty volunteers including substitutes that assists the local food shelf, and are in need of more area residents to assist in their endeavors. The Food Shelf is also seeking the use of a box trailer to pick up items from the food shelf.
During the holidays the Randolph Suffield Atwater Food Shelf are in dire need for more assistance as they are putting together 150 food baskets for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Scheduled dates for the Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets to be constructed are Monday, November 22, 2010 and Monday December 20, 2010; both dates starting at 9 AM. They also help assist needy families in Christmas Gifts for Families in need by hanging 500 ornaments out on Christmas trees for families to adopt a child. Even though many people remember to give around the holidays, there is still need throughout the year.
President of the Atwater Historical Society, Ron Stanfield stated “We as a part of the community see how the Randolph, Suffield, Atwater Food Shelf helps our community. We are proud to be able to make a donation to such a worth while cause” while handing the check to Gary Harrison, one of the three directors of the Food Shelf and Joan Trautman, volunteer for the Food shelf.
To find out how you can help the Food Shelf please contact Gary Harrison at 330-325-7466 or Joan Trautman at 330-325-9396.
The meetings for the Atwater Historical Society are held at the Atwater Historical Society Museum, 1219 St. Rt. 183, Atwater, Ohio. Programs are free and open to the Public. Free beverage and snacks will be provided. For more information please contact Ron and Emma Stanfield at 330-947-3589.