Monticello Rotarians, Monticello HS Interact, & Fallsburg HS Interact Members organize the over 85 cases of food items donated by the community during the 2021 Monticello Rotary Annual Food Drive.
Monticello Rotary will continue the annual tradition of holding its Thanksgiving Food Drive on Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 9am – 1pm at the Ted Strobel (Neighborhood Facility) Building, Jefferson Street, Monticello, New York with pre-collection drop off locations available from Friday, November 9, 2022 until Friday, November 18, 2022 as noted below.
“Now, more than ever, our fellow neighbors are in need of food not only for Thanksgiving but to place food on their tables daily,” said Brad Rutledge, Monticello Rotary President.
According to Past Monticello Rotary President and Food Drive Co-Chairperson Lori Orestano-James, “We know how our community has always come through in the past to help us provide non-perishable food items to stock the United Way of Sullivan County Food Pantry and the Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless Food Pantry during the winter months.  We are counting on your generosity once again to help feed those in need.”
Non-perishable food items may be purchased and dropped off the week of November , 2022 until November 18, 2022 at a local drop off spot.  “We are grateful to Kristt Company, Broadway, Monticello, for serving as an early drop off location starting on November 9, 2022 where you may drop off item(s) Monday thru Friday, 9am – 4pm until November 18, 2022.  All items pre-collected will be added to the items collected on November 19, 2022 at the Ted Strobel (Neighborhood Facility) in Monticello from 9am – 1pm, stated Peter Chester, event co-chair. “Julian Dawson, Executive Director of Sullivan County United Way and Kathy Kreiter, Executive Director for the Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless will be on hand to pick up the donated items for distribution by the respective agencies”, according to Co-Chair Janet Kaplan.
Items most needed:
Canned veggies, canned fruit, cereal, pasta, gravy, sauces, canned meats, canned pasta, jam, jelly, peanut butter, rice.  (Any items non-perishable).
The Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” has never been more important in helping our community.  Please bring your non-perishable food donation items and help us to help others.