Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Food Drive this Week

One in eight Americans does not have enough to eat and must rely on a shelter, food pantry, or soup kitchen. Congressman James P. McGovern (D - Worcester) has pledged "to end hunger in Massachusetts". As the Greater Boston Food Bank states, "everyone has a role in ending hunger." All proceeds from the drive will assist GBFB in its work.

Besides the foods posted last week, these are also desired.
canned beef stew
dried beans
whole grain crackers
shelf-stable fruit cups
dried and canned fruit

Donations may be dropped off in the State Library (Rooms 341 and 442 in the State House). In the John McCormack Building (One Ashburton Pl.), the locations are the lobby, the cafeteria on the lower level, and the office of the Bureau of State Office Buildings in Room 107 on the first floor.

The food drive is hosted by the Friends of the State Library in observance of National Library Week. To learn more about the Friends, go to mass.gov/lib.