Krueger to host drive-through food drive

FOLSOM, May 6 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger will host a drive-through food drive from 10 a.m. to noon May 16 in the parking lot of the Brookhaven Municipal Center, 2 Cambridge Road, Brookhaven.

Community members who wish to donate nonperishable food or toiletry items can drive through the parking lot, and Krueger and her staff will get donations directly from the trunks of vehicles.

“Now more than ever, some of our neighbors need our help. We can continue to support them while we practice social distancing and limit our contact with one another,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “I know residents want to help out however they can, and I hope this event makes it easy to support each other while protecting our health, too.”

The donations collected will be given to Real Church and Foundry Church to be distributed. The most requested items include cereal, snack bars, macaroni and cheese, SpaghettiOs, canned tuna and chicken, and soups. Gift cards to local grocery stores will also be accepted.

Pastors at the churches cited increased need and decreasing donations as more individuals are facing hardships due to COVID-19, Krueger said. 

Real Church, at 301 Edwards Drive in Brookhaven, will distribute items from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19. Call 610-876-5853 for information.

Foundry Church, at the corner of Blakely and Walnut roads in Wallingford, offers a food pantry from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays. Call 610-755-1871 for information.

Anyone with questions should call Krueger’s office at 610-534-6880.