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Local Residents Urged To Leave Non-Perishables On Porches This Saturday

Thursday June 25th, 2020, 1:33pm


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A miracle is in the making this Saturday.

After three weeks of intensive planning for the region-wide June 27th Miracle food drive, all the efforts of those involved will come to fruition Saturday, June 27th when food is collected in the city and county by an army of 10,000 volunteers.

“The positivity and the unity of the community coming together to help one another in this time of need is what the June 27th Miracle has always been about,” said Josh Lane, a member of the organizing committee. “The pride all of Windsor-Essex will feel knowing that they took action is a remarkable legacy for our region.”

Those involved with planning the June 27th Miracle are asking local residents one last time to be sure to leave non-perishables or toiletries on their porch or doorstep before noon on Saturday to ensure safety when volunteers are collecting along their routes.

They are looking for canned vegetables and fruit, dry pasta and pasta sauce, peanut butter and other spread. They are also looking for bathroom products like toothpaste and hygiene. A full list can be viewed here.

There are also a number of drop off points in Windsor and Essex County.  A map of those can be found here.

“I think it’s important for our community to know this food is for everyone,” said UHC chief executive officer, June Muir. “Yes, the Windsor Essex Food Bank Association, UHC and The Goodfellows will be receiving food, but if anyone out there is from an organization in need of food support or knows of someone who could benefit, please reach out. Everyone needs food and we want this to go where it is most needed.”

“How many times do you get to be part of a miracle?” said Adam Lally, a member of the planning committee. “All it takes is leaving your donation on your porch and you’ll have done your part in making this happen.”

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