Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Art of Feeding the Hungry

Mercury Photo by Kevin Hoffman
Volunteers fill backpacks to be delivered to hungry Pottstown students. 

BLOGGER'S NOTE: The following is provided by Julie over at ArtFusion 19464 (Formerly the Gallery on High):

ArtFusion 19464 is proud to partner once again with Operation Backpack to host a food drive for the month of April. 

Operation Backpack provides local hungry students with much needed food for the weekend. 
Mercury Photo by Kevin Hoffman
Operation Backpack organizer Lisa Heverly in a photo taken last year
for a Mercury article on the program.

There are many homeless and chronically hungry students in our area, and together we can help them succeed by addressing their hunger.

True to Life Ministries (TTLM) runs Operation Backpack and works with individuals and organizations like GSP to gather donated food and supplies. 

Volunteers use these items to fill backpacks distributed to qualifying students at the end of each week. 

The backpacks protect the students' confidentiality, and they are discretely returned on Mondays so the process can start over. 

For more information on TTLM, please visit their website, or call them at 484-300-0280.

Mercury Photo by Kevin Hoffman
Volunteers get backpacks ready for filling.
Donations can be dropped off at 254 E. High St. during normal business hours (Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). 

We will have a collection box at the front of the store until the end of April. Please check the list for approved items.

Thank you for your help in providing this vital assistance to those in our community.

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