Two COVID-19 Food Drives Set Saturday in Upper Darby and Darby Borough

A food drive from January 2018. Image via Delco Interfaith Food Assistance Network Facebook page.

Two food drop offs will take place Saturday, May 30, in Upper Darby and Darby Borough.

Donated items will be distributed to those in need throughout the county.

Food can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to noon at Upper Darby High School, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave. in Drexel Hill.

Food can also be dropped off at Park Lane Elementary School, 1300 Park Lane in Darby from 1 to 4 p.m.

These are contact-less food drives. People are asked to drive through the parking lot to a designated spot where donated items will be removed from the trunks of the vehicles.

Needed items include: dry food goods, peanut butter, canned meats and tuna, stews, soups, cereal and items that cannot be purchased with SNAP benefits–paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, laundry detergent, toothpaste, deodorant, bar soap for bathing, baby diapers, baby wipes, formula, hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes.

Food will be donated to local food pantries including: Multicultural Community Family Services,Centro de Apoyo Comunitario, Denis Pantry and Grands Stepping Up, Hope Methodist Church, St. James United Church of Christ, Mt. Zion CME Church Food Center, Neighbor to Neighbor Community Center, BVM Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Interfaith Food Cupboard and more.

The food drives have been organized by the Delaware County Department of Human Services in conjunction with Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, State Sen. Tim Kearney, State Rep. Mike Zabel, State Rep. Margo Davidson and Upper Darby Township.

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