The White Plains Rotary Club is teaming up with the city’s fire department to sponsor and coat and canned food drive to benefit the Thomas H. Slater Center food pantry and local homeless shelters.
The coat drive is a long-standing Rotary Club tradition. The call for donations of canned foods has been added this year “because in times such as these, food pantries are short on goods, but the need is great,” said Rotarian Charles Morgan, who organized the drive with fellow club-member Harry Bright, former Human Rights Commissioner for White Plains. “We want to make this a community project, so we approached the fire department and they graciously agreed to use firehouses as collection points.
Public Safety Commisisoner David Chong thanked the Rotary for its service to the city.
“It’s so important to build on the spirit of community in White Plains and we’re glad to help the Rotary in this effort,” he said.
Canned goods and new or gently-used coats of any size can be dropped off at the Old Mamaroneck Road, Ferris Avenue, Mamaroneck Avenue, Ridgeway and Warren Street firehouses through Jan. 27.