POTTSTOWN PA – A food drive at Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School, 1329 Buchert Rd., Pottstown PA, is one visible way its students will honor those who died, and those who helped others survive, the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers in New York City, school Principal Ruth Fisher reports.
Beginning today (Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011) and continuing through Sept. 12 (Friday), the school will collect canned food items, boxes of cereal, and other non-perishable goods for future distribution by the Salvation Army of Pottstown to families in need, Fisher said in her September newsletter to parents.
Students are asked to bring only one item in order to avoid heavy loads on school buses, Fisher said. Cans and boxes are preferred; no items in glass are allowed to be transported to school.
Members of the public who are inclined to donate can bring items to the school office. The following items are specifically requested by the Salvation Army:
- Soup (dry or canned);
- Boxed cereal;
- Dry pasta;
- Canned spaghetti sauce (no glass);
- Canned vegetables;
- Canned fruit;
- Canned tuna, meats, Spam;
- Peanut butter (no glass);
- Jelly (no glass); and
- 100% juice (no glass).
Editor’s note: This story was updated Tuesday with new information received after its original publication.
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