Cayuga Radio Group, local elementary schools, and United Way of Tompkins County joined together for this year’s successful Cans Along Cayuga food drive!
In the weeks before the parade, the four schools – Enfield Elementary School, Fall Creek Elementary School, South Hill Elementary School and Belle Sherman Elementary School – collected over 600 pounds of nonperishable food – nearly doubling what they collected last year. A total of 3,000 pounds of food were collected from the elementary schools and Cornell University through the Dump and Run Program, and picked up by Cayuga Radio Group on-air personalities and staff during the Ithaca Festival Parade on Friday, June 3rd.
All non-perishable food items from the Cans Along Cayuga food drive have been distributed to 13 food pantries or community organizations in Tompkins County.
UWTC President James A Brown praised the efforts of the elementary schools and the wider community – highlighting the importance of fighting hunger and food insecurity across our community.