PENNSBURG PA – A food drive will be held Sept. 12 (2023; Tuesday) through Sept. 24 (Sunday) at the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, 105 Seminary St., for public donations to The Open Link pantry that serves hungry local individuals and families.
Donations can be brought to the heritage center and left in its foyer Monday through Wednesday, and Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday until 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.
Highly sought contributions include pasta, fruit juice, canned tomatoes, canned fruit in juice, cereal, pancake mix and syrup, pasta and rice sides, brown and white rice, and cooking oil; personal care items such as deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, body wash; and all-purpose cleaner, and toilet paper and paper products. Donors are asked to ensure all items are within good expiration dates.
The heritage center regularly supports the community with a fall food drive to commemorate the first Schwenkfelders’ thanksgiving celebration on Sept. 24, 1734, as they arrived in Pennsylvania. They fled from Europe, where they were persecuted for their religious beliefs.
The Open Link is a multi-service agency serving the greater Upper Perkiomen Valley. It provides services and programs to help educate, empower, and offer opportunities for people of all ages to lead healthy and productive lives.