Rockin’ Sock-N-Food Drive

Since we are not yet able to meet together in person, WTB is trying to find other ways to serve our community and continue to build bridges of understanding. Thanks so many of you, our collections for both Eastern Farmworkers Assn. and Rise Above Poverty were very successful.

Several of our members mentioned that organizations they work with are in need this month. We Rise Above the Streets, led by founder Al-amin Muhammad, provides “meals and comfort to the homeless and working poor of Syracuse.” They sponsor “Sandwich Saturdays” in furtherance of their motto “If we eat, they eat.” With cold weather upon us, We Rise Above the Streets is in need of warm socks for men and women. They also need hats, gloves and hand warmers.
St. Lucy’s Food Pantry, 425 Gifford Street, is in need of non-perishable food to replenish its shelves. The food needs of their community have increased as the COVID restrictions continue to impact local jobs and community support. Director Murray Gould says St. Lucy’s is especially looking for canned pasta (Spaghetti-0s, ravioli, etc.), boxed macaroni and cheese, canned vegetables and canned fruits.

In response to these needs, WTB is excited to hold a Rockin’ Sock-N-Food drive from Oct. 11-Nov. 16. Socks and nonperishable food items can be left in bins on the front porches at the following addresses:

• 53 Lyndon Road, Fayetteville
• 9603 Dunderry Heights, Baldwinsville
• 7546 Marble Drive, Liverpool

Or you may contact WTB President Barbara Bova at 315 415-2797 (cell) or email babova@aol.com for pickup. We appreciate any help you can give!