By writer to www.journalinquirer.com
SOUTH WINDSOR — After initially planning to cancel its annual meals drive, due to the continuing novel coronavirus pandemic, the South Windsor Democratic City Committee will once more maintain its yearly assortment, and this time it’ll serve a twin objective.
Democratic Vice Chairwoman Elizabeth McGuire mentioned Monday that after realizing the necessity for meals donations, with monetary hardships felt all through the realm, the committee concluded it couldn’t sit again this yr.
Often called the Kidney Beans & Kidney Desires Meals Drive and Donor Consciousness Occasion, the drive can be held Saturday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. within the Geissler’s Grocery store parking zone at 965 Sullivan Ave. Gadgets donated can be despatched to the city’s meals financial institution.
Moreover accumulating meals, volunteers will even be handing out organ donation data to create consciousness of transplant applications.
The hope is that it’ll help Rep. Jeff Currey, D-East Hartford, who introduced final month he’s affected by stage 5 kidney failure and is in pressing want of a kidney transplant, organizers say.
The meals drive this yr can be a drive-thru occasion, McGuire mentioned, and anybody who needs to drop off donations is requested to comply with the marked areas of the parking zone and cease on the designated space.
Volunteers can be sporting each masks and gloves to reduce contact with the general public. In addition they will take away donations from automobile trunks, so drivers don’t have to get out of their automobiles, she mentioned.
The meals financial institution is in want of kidney beans, packing containers of cereal and oatmeal, tuna packed in water, snacks for youngsters, juice, canned fruit, stews and hearty soups, and flavored rice, organizers say.
Anybody serious about volunteering on the drive-thru ought to name McGuire at 860-690-1126, or go to the DTC Fb web page, or its web site at: