One-Day Food Drive to Benefit Local Pantry 215

GILMANTON — Gilmanton Iron Works and Gilmanton Corners postal workers will be participating Saturday in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
Residents are encouraged to put non-perishable food items, household items and personal care items in a bag and leave it by their mailbox for pick-up by the postal carrier on that date. Donated items will be given to the Gilmanton Community Church
Food Pantry for distribution. Those with a post office box you can bring their donations to either your local post office or to the food pantry.
The thrift shop's Mother's Day Sale is now under way and will continue until Saturday, May 18.
The thrift shop encourages donations of unwanted clothing. Items can be dropped off at the thrift shop during business
hours, at the Dump Rum Cafe at the Corners Church on Wednesdays between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m., or pickup can can be arranged by calling Jane Sisti at 364-7437.
The food pantry committee has begun preparing raised gardens for planting. Volunteers are needed to help out with the work and donated materials are also needed, along with tomato, cucumber, butternut squash and green pepper plants. Volunteers are also needed to work at the food pantry and thrift shop.
Those with questions or who want additional information can call Sisti.