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Sussex County Annual Food Drive

November 19

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 31, 2021

“The 38th annual food drive kicks off [Nov 1] and runs through the end of December. The public is asked to do their part to “Pack the Pod” – a 14-foot by 7-foot portable storage shed that will be set up at The Circle later this month – with donated food items.

In 2019, before the pandemic, the drive collected nearly 30,000 items for local food pantries. Since its inception in the 1980s, Caroling on The Circle [‘kick off event’] has raised nearly 750,000 food items.

County Administrator Todd F. Lawson said Caroling on The Circle helps bring the community closer, a familiar theme especially in the past year and a half as communities across the nation and around the world have worked together to overcome the challenges caused or heightened by the coronavirus pandemic.

“The last couple of years have changed the world in so many ways, right down to our personal routines and how we live our day-to-day lives,” Mr. Lawson said. “What hasn’t changed, though, is that giving spirit that has always been so strong in Sussex County, and made this community so special. We didn’t need a pandemic to prove that to ourselves. It’s on display every day in this community, and I’m proud that we are able to continue that tradition with Caroling on The Circle and the ‘Pack the Pod’ food drive this year.”

Donations of food items can be dropped off from now until the end of December, at the County Administrative Offices building, next to the courthouse, in Georgetown. Receptacles will be available outside the County complex, allowing the public to make ‘no contact’ drops 24 hours a day throughout the holiday season. Staff will routinely collect items and ‘Pack the Pod’ before delivering food to pantries.

For more information, call (302) 855-7700.” info from website: https://sussexcountyde.gov/news/sussex-county-kicks-annual-food-drive-announces-caroling-circle-return

Drop off non-perishables at Administrative Offices in outdoor receptacles.

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