Volunteers are needed each week to help pack packages, and donations of food or funds are also welcome. Backpacks are packed every Tuesday and Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:30 pm and Tuesday mornings at 10:00am at the Gum Drops Packing Station, which is located 1005 Briarwood in Carterville, across from Cannon Park’s walking path. All are welcome; just contact Gum Drops for scheduling.
Monetary Donations are always needed for purchasing food at a discounted rate and a good idea if you want to do something other than providing the items on our needs list. These donations are great during the summer vacations when school is out and distribution is paused. This allows Gum Drops to get ready for the upcoming school year in any ways they need to that may have a cost or to purchase the food that are at a low.
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