September is the month BPC makes a special effort to collect food for ECHO.
During the height of the pandemic, the need for basic groceries increased dramatically, and donors stepped up. Followed by supply chain disruptions, soaring food costs due to inflation, and now the end of pandemic related subsidies, the need in our community seems to be growing. ECHO distributes approximately 11,000 pounds of food each month, but recently food donations have not met the increasing requests. We hope to meet (or exceed) the more than 2,000 pounds we contributed last September.
Please bring your contributions to the free shred event on Saturday, September 30 (9:00-noon) in the BPC Parking Lot or to the Mission Center cabinet, across from the coffee bar near the front doors. Please see our flyer (below) for more information, including a list of most needed items.