Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Local Democrats "CERV" Up Food Donations

Northfield Democrats held our regular monthly meeting on December 13th. We collected over 100 pounds of food for CERV, our local food shelf at the meeting. This morning I went to CERV to drop off our contribution. This was a great service project, and one every club or organization can help out with. It's fun, easy, and for a great cause.

While at CERV, I met our local coordinator, Betty Hopkins (pictured below in the Santa hat). Betty was busily coordinating new donations and getting them onto the shelves as fast as possible. Despite the challenges involving severe shortages all over the state, Betty and her crew of volunteers are doing a great job!

Pictured from left to right, volunteers Richard Brockway,
Pat Brockway, and Eugene Premont with Betty Hopkins.

Betty tells me that donations tend to spike during the holidays and then drop off again in January and February. A reminder that the need to give doesn't stop once the holidays are over. In fact, that is our time of greatest need.

So, don't forget... it's never too late for a drop off of much needed food for the hungry. The folks at CERV are there with a friendly smile, ready to pitch in and help out - and to accept your donations.

For more information, contact Betty and CERV at 485-4293. Drop-offs are accepted Mondays from 6-7pm; Wednesdays 9-10am, and Saturdays from 9-11am. The CERV offices are located near the transfer station across from the Grand Union.

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