Friday, October 31, 2008

Food Drive in Boston on Election Day

Calling one, calling all, next Tuesday, Nov. 4 is your opportunity to help those in need! Yes, you do this by voting for whichever candidate you feel will help the poor and middle class more.... but when you vote, bring in canned food donations or monetary donations for the mayor's Food and Fuel drive.

As I'm sure you've heard, people are struggling this year. A lot. Working families sometimes have to choose between putting food on the table, or keeping their homes warm. If you even have an extra $5 with which to buy some non-perishable items to bring with you when you vote, please do. Please. And if you have an extra $5 but no time to go shopping, there will be volunteers on site handing out envelopes you can use to mail in monetary donations.

If your employer was kind enough to give you the day off on voting day, perhaps you'd like to help the mayor coordinate the food drive at each of the hundreds of poll places. They need people from 7:00 to 9:00 am, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Contact Allison Rogers at 617.635.3251 or email her at by close of business today (October 31) if you'd like to sign up. Simply tell her where you live, your phone number, your email, and your shift preference.

You really can make a difference with your one vote.

Imagine if you had enough canned food to make this sculpture?

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Photo of food on shelf courtesy of Ruminatrix. Photo of the bowl of soup made out of soup cans courtesy of Eric_Liu76.

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