Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP joined the fight against local hunger. This year marks the 23rd Annual Rotary Food Drive hosted by nearly 200 Marion and Polk county Rotarians. The Rotary Drive, this year themed “Hunger to Hope”, is one of the region’s largest food drives. By April 4th, drive participants hope to collect $90,000 and 90,000 pounds of food through workplace drives.
Marion-Polk Food Share (MPFS) is serving an average of 8,200 families each month through its network of 95 hunger-relief partners. Last year 7.6 million pounds of food were distributed and closer to 10 million pounds of food currently are needed to make sure local families don’t go without life-sustaining, nutritious food. Each month, more than 12,000 children are eating meals from emergency food boxes.
“The need for community involvement in the work of Marion-Polk Food Share has never been greater. We hope all of our clients, associates and friends will do everything they can to help close the gap between the needs of our community and the resources available to meet those needs,” explains Ken Sherman, Jr. (member of the Downtown Salem Rotary Club since 1976).
SSJH is an official drop site and will be accepting any non-perishable food items until April 4, 2012. The top ten most wanted items include: peanut butter, soup, tuna, flour, shelf-stable dairy, pasta, cereal, canned fruit, tomatoes and vegetables. To find out more about how you can help, please visit http://www.marionpolkfoodshare.org/