by Jo Schaffer, Art and Art History Emerita –
Days are getting shorter, temperatures are dropping! Autumn is upon us. Little house gardens are getting frostbite. Many of our Cortland neighbors are having a hard time getting food on their tables. Local unemployment rates have soared and many small businesses have yet to open. The U.S. programs for unemployment insurance has floundered. According to the New York Times, nearly one in eight households nationwide doesn’t have enough to eat, and families have been relying more than ever on local food banks to access the next meal.
Here in Cortland, the biggest growth number in anything around has been the number of food banks found, servicing a growing population in need of support.
So, once again UUP has planned a food drive beginning shortly. Our UUP activists will be placing boxes for non-perishable food items in departments and offices around campus in time for a pre-Thanksgiving donation to local dinner tables. Bring in your donations generously this year as you have in the past.
2019 Food Drive for Catholic Charities
Photo by Dawn Van Hall – Cortland Chapter Photographer, Library Emerita