As many of our faithful fans know, we support a different charity or community organization at every home bout. We bought books for Kate’s Kart, collected letters and items for care packages for deployed Marines, helped ARF and even Big Brothers Big Sisters. Derby truly loves the community it is a part of.
This time we are collecting nonperishable food items in hopes of filling The Salvation Army Muncie’s food pantry shelves. The food pantry served 878 individuals in the month of August alone. Open only three days a week, the pantry averaged up to 220 people in need a week and sometimes 52 in one day. That’s 108 Muncie families in need of food a week. Unfortunately, the shelves are growing bare due to the overwhelming and growing need in the community.
“You can see we are overwhelmed with the amount of people that we are now serving. We have been waiting for Government commodities to come in, but as of yet, we have not received them,” said Lieutenant Kevin Robbins of the Muncie Salvation Army.” They are at least three weeks late right now. Thanks to our friends like the Cornfed Derby Dames, responding to our call for help, we are able to meet this need. But we cannot sustain it.”
Items most needed include: canned meats, beans, macaroni and cheese, canned vegetables, canned fruit and boxed meals. Monetary donations can be made by sending a check to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 448, Muncie, IN. 47308. Please write CFDD Food Drive in the memo.
Drop bins will be located at: Marsh 1500 West McGalliard Road, Marsh 715 South Tillotson Avenue, Main Street Market 1800 South Burlington, Marsh 1301 E McGalliard Rd., and Gibson’s Skating Arena from Monday September 17 through Saturday, October 6.
So what are you waiting for?! Let’s get these bins filled and overflow the pantry shelves.
And don’t forget to join CFDD at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 7 for our final home bout of the 2012 season: WHIP IT! Whip it good. (That would be an 80’s song which means you should probably come dressed in your best from that era.)