DELAWARE, Ohio (March 15, 2020) — The Delaware County Democratic Party gathered over 2,000 pounds of food and supplies for needy families during a drive-through food drive in Delaware on Saturday. Volunteers plan to deliver the items and financial donations this week to People in Need of Delaware County, The Hunger Alliance of Delaware County and the Second Ward Community Center.
Dozens of volunteers, including students from Delaware Hayes High School and Dublin Schools, gathered in the parking lot of Carlisle Elementary School on Sat., March 13. Fully masked and physically distant, volunteers gathered supplies from vehicles.
“Many families are struggling with job loss and financial problems after a long and difficult year,” said Linda Diamond, one ofthe organizers of the food drive. “We decided we had to help and the response from the community was absolutely overwhelming.”
Volunteers received more than 100 boxes of canned goods, cereal, laundry detergent, soap, crackers, dog food and more. Generous citizens also donated nearly $400 in cash and checks.
“We don’t plan to do this just once because we know so many people need assistance right now,” said Judy Carpenter, event organizer. “We have opportunities all around the county to help those in need.”
Upcoming events include:
Powell-Area Donation Drop-off: Residents can drop off non-perishable items, canned protein (chicken or tuna), cornbread mix and sanitary products to be donated to the Second Ward Community Center from now until Friday, March 19 to any of the following locations:
- 8699 Creighton Dr., Powell
- 659 Chatsworth Ct., Powell
- 3440 Timberside Dr. Powell
Drive-Through Food Donation Events:
- Saturday, June 5; Conger Elementary School, 10 Channing St, Delaware; 10:00am-1:00pm
- Saturday, Sept. 4; Carlisle Elementary School, 746 OH-37, Delaware; 10:00am-1:00pm
- Saturday, December 4; Conger Elementary School, 10 Channing St, Delaware; 10:00am-1:00pm
Those who would like to make financial contributions may contact the organizations directly. Photos of the March 13 Drive-Through food collection event may be found here and should be attributed to the Delaware County Democratic Party.
More information on the party and ongoing activities may be found at www.ohiodeladems.org.