Hi all –
I hope this post finds you well and busily working in the garden and/or enjoying the outdoors. I haven’t touched base in a while but it does seem that requests for help are increasing a little, likely because this pandemic has stretched on for a while and is likely to go on for quite a bit longer. I hope you will be able to keep your interest in helping your community members strong!
I’ve had a request to find volunteers willing to deliver a food box to a woman in Pittston. That is not Whitefield but is close by and a neighbor of ours nonetheless! She is elderly, lives alone without a car, has some difficulty moving around and is not able to get enough food to sustain her.
My request is this – would you be willing to come to the food bank twice a month to pick a box of food that the volunteers will prepare and deliver it to her house? The food bank volunteers are so well organized that all you need to do is drive up to the door at St. Denis church and tell them you are delivering the box for this woman (I will tell you the name if you are willing to help!), they will put the box in your trunk, you drive to the woman’s house and drop it off at the door. No contact at all which we’re all getting used to!
The woman lives off the Kelly Road in Pittston so it’s not far away. I’m hoping that if we get several volunteers then one person could do two weeks and another could deliver on the other two weeks, something like that. The food bank is open the first Friday of the month (so that’s the 5th this month, and the first delivery would be on this Friday), then the food bank is open on subsequent Saturdays for the rest of the month, open 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
Please let me know if you are willing to help out (email through Whitefield Cares!, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me at 207-656-2033) and I will put you in touch with Janet Ober from the food bank so she can provide additional details. And thank you for helping with Whitefield Cares!