We just wanted to thank everyone who attended and donated their kitchen items at the Summer Drop Offs we held this summer! In six drop offs, we were able to collect 2,092 POUNDS of donated kitchen items!! This is 2,092 pounds of items that might have ended up in landfills (or at least collecting dust in your kitchen or basement!) that will now be able to go back into our community to help those in need be able to share a meal at home with their families.
A very special thank you to the markets and market managers to helped make this possible by allowing us to show up to their markets and have these Drop Off events. This year we were fortunate to have been able to work with Erin and Serena at Countryside Conservancy at Howe Meadow and Highland Square, Andrew at Haymaker Farmers’ Market, Gary at Stow Community Farmers Market, and Terri and Lori at Main Street Wadsworth Farmers Market.
We have been fortunate enough to have had a lot of help both at the markets and back in Kent by volunteers to help load up, unload, sort, put away, break down boxes, and clean up. Those volunteers are crucial to making sure that these types of events can exist!
We have also been fortunate to work with our partners a lot this summer to keep everything moving. Almost as fast as things have been coming in during this busy summer, they have been helping us to move them out!