BELLOWS FALLS -- Our Place Drop-in Center hopes to fill every seat at the Bellows Falls Opera House with a bag of groceries Thursday, Sept. 26.
Overflow the Opera House is the tagline for the event being coordinated by WKVT AM/FM radio as a way to stock the shelves at Our Place with groceries and personal care items. Volunteers will be on hand from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. so donors can drive by and hand off their donations without getting out of the car. WKVT will also be broadcasting live to remind listeners of the event and highlight the work of Our Place.
The food drive is similar to a successful one WKVT hosted to Load the Latchis to benefit the Brattleboro Drop-in Center.
Sponsors of the Bellows Falls event are J & H Hardware, The Richards Group, and River Valley Credit Union.
Anyone who can't make it to the Opera House Sept. 26 is encouraged to bring a bag of groceries to Our Place beforehand so they can be counted towards the goal.
Items especially needed are tuna, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, soup, rice, canned meats, canned fruits and veggies, baby food, juice, cereal, feminine hygiene supplies, diapers, formula, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, and soap.
Our Place is a daytime shelter and food pantry located at 4 Island Street whose mission is to connect people to food and each other. It serves families in Rockingham and the surrounding area and in Walpole and North Walpole, N.H. Information is available by contacting OP at (802) 463-2217, email@example.com, on line at www.ourplacevt.org or on Facebook.