Good Gentles, have you ever found yourself with more to pack at the end of Pennsic then you did when you set out from home, only to find that your vehicle seems to have shrunk? Is your kitchen area full of boxes of cereal, pasta, jars of peanut butter, and jugs of bottled water you can’t remember buying?
Never fear! The annual Paladin’s Pantry Food Drive is here to help by conveying your camp’s extra food and drink to local food banks. Just drop any unopened foodstuffs or beverages (no alcohol, please) at:
- Lusty Wench Tavern (E17)
- Debatable Lands Baronial (N10)
- House Sable Maul (N29)
- Finisterre (B09)
- Clan Blue Feather (E12)
- Chirurgeon’s Point
- Offices of the Pennsic Independent
Or call or text to: 304-283-5640 to schedule a pick up, and one of our faithful minions will lurch to your camp to collect your largesse!
In addition, this year the program will be collecting used tents, sleeping bags, cots, rain gear, and other camping sundries (especially those in child sizes), which will serve no one in a dumpster, to benefit the homeless.
Sadly, this is a slow period for donations in most food banks, and the shelves of the local Portersville branch are no exception, especially since their allocated county funding is down to one-third of normal. Last year, the 2,100 pounds of donations we collected helped feed 70 area families well into autumn, and the sleeping bags and blankets people donated were distributed in the depths of our cold winter. Vivat!
Exercise your charity, and help members of the community that has made us so welcome over the years!
Please direct all questions and donation pick-up requests to Morien MacBain at: (304) 283-5640.
Have a wonderful Pennsic!