(Beaver Dam) A local organization is raising pantry staples and meal ingredients to help feed 100 families for a week. The fifth annual Playground Movement Food Drive will be taking place on April 30th.
Laura Goral with the Beaver Dam Playground Movement says the effort began in 2019 with 30 households served. The next year 45 families were served, 60 in 2021, and last year 75 families benefited from the food drive. Goral says there are several ways to donate.
“You can do it financially and then we’ll have those people who like to shop go and secure 100 of the different items on our list,” says Goral. “You can email us at [email protected]. You can text me at 920-344-5769 or you can also send us a message on the socials. We’re both on Facebook and Instagram at playground-movement-BD.”
Goral says several area business are incentivizing local residents to donate. She says Chippy’s will hand out a free popcorn blend for those who drop off pancake mix and syrup and Ooga Brewing has a buy-one-get-one for donations of peanut butter and jelly.
Goral says there are specific dates to keep in mind for those wishing to donate perishable or non-perishable food items.
“If you do select a perishable item know that we will be looking for perishables to be dropped off the morning of the event…so, on April 30th in the morning if you have a perishable item,” says Goral. “Non-perishables we are asking that they be brought the evening before, Saturday starting at five-o’clock. We will have youth from our community there to receive those items. We’ll get them all inventoried and staged so that we can put together the items that will be distributed.”
Goral says the drive-through event will take place from 2pm to 4pm on April 30th at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore located at 1022 Madison Street in Beaver Dam.
Those wishing to benefit from the food drive can fill out an online registration form, with Goral noting that the sign-up period is limited to the first 100 households. She adds that there are no eligibility guidelines.
Click HERE for the registration form.
–Photo courtesy of the Playground Movement – Beaver Dam Facebook page