Story from the Union Bulletin, June 6th, 2018
Written By: Annie Charnley Eveland
Commitment to Community Volunteers Help Distribute Food
Twenty-one residents from the Blue Ridge, Edith, Carrie and Washington Park neighborhoods volunteered to help bag, box and distribute food during Blue Mountain Action Council’s mobile food bank day on May 24, reported J. Andrew Rodriguez, director of Commitment to Community with BMAC.
C2C helped organize volunteers for the food distribution. Part of a total volunteer group of 37 for the event, they helped distribute 11,203 pounds of food valued at $18,709 to 349 households.
C2C works to build the capacity of these neighborhoods residents by developing leadership and advocacy skills and connecting residents to resources and services in the greater community.
“Volunteer projects like this one deepen social capital between and among the residents while serving the greater community,” J. Andrew said.
The next community food distribution at the BMAC food bank will be 4-6 p.m. July 26 in the parking lot at 921 W. Cherry St.