A food drive is planned at Fairmount in Ephrata from Wednesday, October 28, to Monday, November 23. The collected items will be donated to two local organizations: Northeastern Lancaster County Food Bank, and Conestoga Valley Christian Community Services, where needs have greatly increased due to the pandemic.

Tables for food collection will be set up in the Wheat Ridge entryway, on the west side of the Fairmount campus. Local community residents may drop off unexpired food items and paper goods just inside the first set of doors. Donations most needed at this time are: juices and syrups; canned fruits, soups, beans, meats and vegetables; cereals, condiments, peanut butter, jelly, and paper goods. Please bring unexpired food items only. Both organizations assist local families in need, so please spread the word—and thank you for helping our local community residents in this way.