2013-02-22 / Community

Food drive celebrates Rotary International

The Rotary Club of Breakwater Daybreak, based in South Portland and Cape Elizabeth, will hold food drive for the South Portland Food Cupboard on Saturday, Feb. 23, as part of the celebration of the anniversary of the founding of Rotary International and Rotary’s World Understanding and Peace Day.

Partnering with Shaw’s Supermarkets and South Portland Housing Authority, the club will host a local “Stuff the Bus” event at Shaw’s Supermarket from 10 a.m. to 3: p.m. at 180 Waterman Drive, South Portland. Shoppers going into the grocery store are asked to remember the local food pantry and buy accordingly. When shoppers come out of the supermarket having purchased goods for the pantry, Rotarians pile the goods onto the bus and watch the donations grow. Nonperishable items requested for the food drive are peanut butter, tuna fish, Spam, hash, spaghetti sauce, macaroni, vegetable soup, canned fruit and coffee. Shoppers may also choose to donate cash or grocery gift cards to the pantry.

Shoppers who want to donate before the drive may drop off nonperishable goods at South Portland Housing Authority, 100 Waterman Drive, South Portland.

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