Holiday Food Drive

The food drive will be different this year

2020 Food Drive Info

Due to COVID-19, the Greater Lancaster Holiday Food Drive will be taking a different form this year, based on counsel from Pastor Rom, the College Church Board, food drive leaders, and healthcare professionals. We can’t run the drive the usual way because it would put many vulnerable people at risk. But we still want to make a difference in the lives of the needy. The question is, how?


First, let’s look at what we did last year. In 2019 we gave out 253 food baskets to names turned in by WHEAT in Clinton (which provided 175 names), Clinton Middle School, the Lancaster Angels, the Bread of Life Food Pantry, Lancaster Fire and Police, and local school nurses, as well as our own church members. 


So how can we help these people this year? After much discussion, we decided to make a monetary donation to WHEAT. WHEAT has great buying power and can buy $4 worth of food for each $1 donated. We have donated $4000, thereby providing $16,000 worth of food! You also can donate at uwotc.org/faf, or mail your gift to WHEAT Community Connections, PO Box 847, Clinton, MA 01510. Make checks payable to WHEAT/Feed a Family.

Volunteering

But even though the food drive will be different this year, we still need volunteers! Please sign up with the form below if you can help. We need:

  • help washing squash
  • help on November 23 transporting squash to Clinton Middle School
  • help passing out squash in a drive-through food line


WHEAT also needs volunteers.


Thank you for all you have done in the past. We look forward to resuming our food drive in 2021! 


Sheryl Crowley

Greater Lancaster Holiday Food Drive Coordinator

How can I sign up for a gift box?

If you need a gift box and are in the Lancaster/Clinton area, contact the WHEAT office in Clinton at (508) 370-4743.