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Starting with the Food Drive, November's a Month for Giving at the LPL

by Mark Bialczak | 3 months ago

The annual Food Drive @ LPL runs through Thursday, Nov. 17.

it's an easy way to donate non-perishable food items for community food pantries. Bring items you wish to help feed the hungry of the community to the donation barrel in the LPL main room.

And this is just the beginning of a stretch that includes various ways to give with LPL drives.

That's the subject of this week's community library column for the Eagle News Online/Star Review.

Barrel for food donations in library

You can drop non-perishable food items in our main room donation barrel until Thursday, Nov. 17.

If you've yet to read it:

As we step into November, the Liverpool Public Library offers many opportunities to show how much you care for this community.

 
You can donate with your time or a variety of goods library staffers will drop off to organizations that serve those in need.
 
Food Drive @ LPL begins on Thursday, Nov. 3 and runs through Thursday, Nov. 17. You’ll spot our collection barrels designated for non-perishable food items that will go to community food pantries.

Mitten Tree @ LPL runs from Saturday, Nov. 26 to Sunday, Dec. 18. The holiday tree set up in the LPL main room will be easy to spot. You can place new or handmade mittens, hats, gloves or scarves on or under the tree. They’ll also go to local food pantries for distribution to help keep folks warm.

Toy Drive: Christmas Bureau takes place from Saturday, Nov. 26 to Thursday, Dec. 8. The collection barrels will accept new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages. LPL staffers will bring them downtown on the Salvation Army’s designated drop-off day, so they’ll be added for the significant Christmas Bureau distribution to families who sign up for that event. Find Salvation Army information about registration at salvationarmy.org/empire/syracuse/brighten-the-holidays.

The giving mood for new socks for the Samaritan Center and usable eyewear for the Lions Club is present year-round at their collection spots in the LPL lobby.

There will be two sessions of Volunteer Days in November.

Library patrons will gather at Meals on Wheels at 413 Church St. in North Syracuse to help pack Thanksgiving meals from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, and at Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry at St. Joseph the Worker Church on 1001 Tulip St. in Liverpool from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 to help on Fresh Foods Day.

Please register for these volunteer events at our calendar page.