Milford. Twelve hundred free meals are being offered in two drive-through, contactless picks-up while supplies last. The Center for Developmental Disabilities (CDD) and local veterans’ groups are are offering food boxes through the USDA Farmers to Families program.
Just pull up, pop the trunk, and a box of frozen meat, a box of dairy, a box of produce and a gallon of milk will be placed in each vehicle’s trunk.
CDD, located at 101 Pocono Drive in Milford is offering 400 meals from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, in conjunction with Sysco Central Pennsylvania. The boxes are for residents of Pike County (proof of residency required). Help is provided by Thermo King of Middletown, N.Y., which is providing the refrigerated trailer, and M&S Septic, which is towing the trailer. Volunteers are welcome. For more information call 570-296-3992.
The veterans’ drive-up offering 800 meals does not require identification. Distribution will start at 10 a.m. on both Thursday, Oct. 22, and Saturday, Oct. 24, at the American Legion Post 8612, located at 103 County Road 2001 in Milford. Heart2ServeU, Milford Rotary and Kilted Suds will help distribute meals.
Greg Protsko, Commander of Mountain Laurel VFW Post 8612, reached out to Sysco Central Pennsylvania to make the drive-up food pantry a reality. He worked with Connie Harvey, the American Legion Post 139’s Commander.
“The main reason that I signed up to have this food brought to Pike County was first, to help the families that use the food pantries,” Protsko said. “Secondly, to show the community that the VFW still tries to help the community and not just give speeches on holidays. We help both veterans and local families.”