A food drive will be held on Saturday, June 12, at Buffalo Shores South, to help needy families of Delaware County. 

Residents and members of the public may drop off food items from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Buffalo Shores Recreation Club located at 1628 Pine Drive, Grove. 

Donated items will be delivered to the Grove Christian H.E.L.P. Center for distribution.

The food drive is sponsored by the Buffalo Shores South Property Owners’ Association and the Buffalo Shores Recreation Club.  For the past three years, the two neighborhood organizations have collaborated in the effort to help needy families.

Staff members at the H.E.L.P. Center have said the most needed items include sugar, cooking oil, powdered milk, canned food, flour, water-packed fruit, sugar-free Jello, instant potatoes, baby food and formula, and diapers.  Plastic grocery bags are useful as well. 

Monetary donations also are welcomed, they said.  Checks made out to the Christian H.E.L.P. Center may be dropped off at the Buffalo Shores Recreation Club during the food drive and will be delivered to the center.

One staff member said, “We have come to expect food drives around the holiday season, but people often forget that the need exists year-round.  As the economy continues to struggle, many of our local families find it difficult to put food on the table.  We hope to deliver many bags of food to the H.E.L.P. Center for distribution.”