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PTC hosts district-wide food drive throughout February

Jan. 24, 2019

PTC hosts districtwide food drive throughout February

Sack hunger The Upper St. Clair Parent Teacher Council is hosting a district-wide drive to benefit the families served by the South Hills Interfaith Movement throughout the month of February. This effort is a part of SHIM’s annual Sack Hunger community wide campaign. Collection boxes, provided by South Hill Movers, will be located in all six of the district’s schools.

SHIM has been providing food, clothing and services to people in need in Pittsburgh’s southern suburban neighborhoods for more than 50 years. The organization works to reduce the devastating effects of suburban poverty among the working poor, unemployed, families, single parents, senior citizens, women, and the high concentration of refugee families in its service area.

According to officials with SHIM, some of the items most needed include:

  • Dried beans (kidney beans, chickpeas, black beans, etc.)
  • Lentils
  • Baking products (flour, sugar, oil, etc.)
  • Pasta sauce in jars
  • Soup (especially low sodium)
  • Boxed rice mixes
  • Cereal & Oatmeal
  • Canned proteins (tuna, chicken, salmon, beans)
  • Spices and seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic, ginger, chili powder, turmeric, etc.)
  • Condiments
  • Beverages (juice, tea, coffee)
  • Diapers, sizes 3-6
  • Personal care items (shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, feminine items, etc.)

The PTC has partnered with South Hills Movers for this community service project. In addition to providing boxes, company representatives will be delivering the donated items to SHIM. For more information regarding the district-wide drive and/or to help out, contact Jennifer Schnore, Boyce Middle School PTSO president and event chairperson, at jennifer_aitken@yahoo.com.

For more information about SHIM or to make a donation directly to the organization, contact Seth Dubin, director of development, at sdubin@shimcares.org or call 412-854-9120 ext. 109.