Take a scenic drive through scenic Barrett Township — for a good cause.
Classic Properties is hosting its second drive-thru food drive from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 1124 Route 390, Mountainhome.
Donations will benefit the Christian Awareness Ministries Ecumenical (C.A.M.E.) food pantry in Canadensis.
While unemployment rates continue to skyrocket, food banks need help during the pandemic, says C.A.M.E. director, Becky Leister.
“The first effort was fantastic, they collected a lot of food, a lot of money, and it just so happened to have been on the day we were supposed to have the U.S. Postal (Stamp Out Hunger) food drive, which was canceled because of COVID-19,” Leister said. “This makes up for it tremendously. It’s just so heartwarming to see the community come together, to be looking out for their neighbors. That’s really what we’re doing ... neighbors taking care of neighbors.”
The real estate company, which has additional locations in Clarks Summit, Daleville and Kingston, raised $2,100 at the first event held in May.
According to Classic Properties owner Farrell, an estimated 1,000 pounds of food was also collected, filling about three SUVs.
Non-perishable items such as canned goods (soups, fruits, vegetables, beans and stews) boxed pasta, peanut butter and coffee, along with monetary donations will be accepted.
Unfolded cardboard boxes are also needed.
Leister says the food pantry will start distribution on Monday.
For info, call 570-595-9141.