We are fortunate that we have many generous folks in the community who call us, asking when and where they can donate food and hygiene items to Food for Fairview. While we are always happy to have you drop by on Thursday mornings or Fridays from 9-12 when we are open, we wanted to let you know that we now have multiple drop off locations around the community for your convenience.
For many years, the National Association of Letter Carriers has held an annual food drive. In 2013, the group collected 74 million pounds of food nationwide. Here in Fairview, our community-minded postal workers have gone one step further. The Fairview Post Office holds a year round food drive in support of Food for Fairview. Look for the little red wagon and the poster describing their efforts next time you stop by the Post Office. This collection point is monitored by the Post Office employees and Food for Fairview volunteers.
In December, the Fairview Business Association asked their members to volunteer to collect donations for organizations such as Toys for Tots and Food for Fairview. Subway of Reynolds and Fairview and the Fairview Preschool generously agreed to collect items for Food for Fairview. Fairview Preschool director Chris Lance and her students enjoyed the experience so much, they asked to be a collection point year round. The preschool is open from 8:30-12:30 Monday through Friday. You are welcome to come by and drop off your donations during those hours, or, since they share a space, stop by on Thursdays from 11:30-1:00, have lunch at The Welcome Table, and drop off your donation then. Look for the bright yellow box decorated with the Food for Fairview logo. Fairview Preschool and The Welcome Table are both located in the lower level of the Fairview Christian Fellowship church, directly behind the Fairview Library. This collection point is monitored by Food for Fairview volunteers.
Last but not least, stop by the new Fairview Town Crier office! You will find it in the shopping center where the Local Joint and many other great businesses are located. There you will find a blue Food for Fairview collection barrel, ready and waiting for your donation! The Town Crier office is open Monday through Friday from 1-5. This collection point is monitored by Food for Fairview volunteers.
Many thanks to these great local businesses and organizations for their support of Food for Fairview!