Enterprise hosts local food drive for 9/11 Day of Service

SARANAC LAKE – Collecting food donations for those in need is how some local people will commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Everyone is invited to drop off non-perishable food items from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise office, 54 Broadway, Saranac Lake. Donations can be made early, too; Shirley Hosler will collect them in front of the newspaper office, and there will also be a donation box in the front office available during business hours.

Donations will be given to the Saranac Lake Interfaith Food Pantry on Bloomingdale Avenue.

This is part of a three-county food drive, a National Day of Service project organized by the North Country Regional Volunteer Center, operated by the United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc. Food will be also collected during business hours at the following locations:

-United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc., 45 Tom Miller Road, Plattsburgh

-JCEO, 54 Margaret St., Plattsburgh

-ACAP, 7572 Court St., Suite 2, Elizabethtown

-Catholic Charities of Franklin County, 57 Rennie St., Malone

-Community action agency outreach centers located throughout Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties.

Food collected in these locations will be distributed to consumers by Catholic Charities of Franklin County, Adirondack Community Action Programs in Essex County and the Joint Council for Economic Opportunity in Clinton County.

“9/11 has become a day of remembrance for us as New Yorkers in particular,” the United Way said Thursday in a press release. “It serves as a reminder to hope for the best but be prepared for the worst. By keeping our food shelves stocked we can ensure that our neighbors will always have a nutritious meal no matter the extenuating circumstances.”