Rockland Main Street Summer Solstice - June 2017
On Saturday June 17, we had a table at the Rockland Main Street Summer Solstice event to kick off the Weekend Backpack Milk Jug fundraising efforts. It was a great success and we raised a lot of awareness in the community! Thanks to board member Liz Jenkins, and volunteer Geri Hayward for staffing the table.
Over the Rainbow Yarn's Knitting Marathon - June 2017
Every year Over the Rainbow Yarn Shop pitches a tent in a tiny corner park in Rockland and holds a 24-hour knitting marathon to benefit local charities. The blanket they make is raffled off, and the charity whose box receives the most canned or boxed food wins the money the raffle brings in. AIO gets all the food, which made us a winner in both ways this year. We had the most food overflowing our great big box and took 418 pounds of food back to the pantry. Thanks to board member Judy Howlett for making it happen.
Stamp Out Hunger - May 2017
Many thanks to the U.S. Post Office and the Rockland community for participated in the "Stamp Out Hunger" event and helped shelve 1700 lbs of food!