President Barack Obama officially proclaimed the week of April 15-21 to be National Volunteer Week. National Volunteer Week is a week long celebration of volunteer recognition and the power of service.
Congratulations to all who have volunteered their time, wherever it was you participated!
Looking for an opportunity to volunteer? LCS is currently in desperate need for individuals who are interested in organizing food drives and for team captains for it's upcoming 21st Annual Hunger 5k Walk/Run being held on September 15 at Rockford Park in Wilmington.
We need two basic things to provide services at LCS:
Money and Food.
What many of us have every day and maybe don't have to think about all that much.
We rely on money to purchase food and to provide assistance with housing. We rely on food donations to help keep us capable of helping the ever increasing need for emergency food supplies to families in Delaware. In 2011 we had a 19% increase in requests, helping over 84,000 people last year. This year we expect those surreal numbers to rise again.
One way to help us raise money is to participate in our Hunger 5k Walk/Run. Volunteer to become a team captain while pulling together some good friends and family for a good time and an even better cause.
I'll be posting more information about Food Drives and becoming a Team Captain soon.
If you ever wish to see exactly where the food and funds go, please feel free to join us for one of our "Food for Thought" tours held at our Rodney Street Office and St. Stephen's Pantry. We would love to have you! (Dates located to the right.)
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA