Editor, The Spotlight;
I am writing on behalf of the Bethlehem Food Pantry to thank the community for donating 7,000 pounds of food to the Delmar Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive that took place on May 9. The food that was collected in Delmar will be used in the Bethlehem Food Pantry, which is located at Bethlehem Town Hall. The Delmar Post Office and the letter carriers are most gracious every year in their effort to feed the hungry in our community.
Over 7,000 pounds of non-perishable food was brought to Town Hall with the assistance of BCHS students. It was date checked by Hamagrael PTA parents and then sorted by Hamagrael students and by Girl Scout Troop 1661, with heavy lifting done by high school students. The Stamp Out Hunger food, in addition to food that is order from the Regional Food Bank, will last until the early fall, when the pantry is replenished by the Boy Scout food drive.
The Bethlehem Food Pantry serves approximately 55 families each month with the on-going help of 10 to 15 volunteers. The pantry is funded by Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc., a non-profit corporation which partners with the Town of Bethlehem Senior Services Department to provide programs and services. For more information about the Bethlehem Food Pantry, please call 439-4955, ext. 1176.
Jane R. Sanders
Town of Bethlehem Senior Services Department