On June 21, thousands of people in more than 300 communities across the world will be volunteering through United Way to make their community a better place through a DAY OF ACTION.
Every year, across Southwest Michigan, food pantries see themselves fully stocked in the winter months and holiday season. However, when summer hits, food donations go down and their shelves are harder to keep stocked. This can leave low-income, hard working families with very few options. We are asking local businesses to help us stock the local food pantries with items (IN GROUPS OF 75) to help them through the summer months. We will be collecting all the items on this day and we will have drop-off locations in St. Joseph, Niles and Cassopolis.
We are embarking on our 75th anniversary serving southwest Michigan. This event is themed with our 75th in mind. Our participation in this global Day of Action will bring some much needed cheer to local families, and those in our community who serve them.