Curbside Collection to benefit Richland One and Richland Two Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2020

Shandon Baptist Church to Host “Curbside Collection”
Benefiting families in Richland One and Richland Two Districts

COLUMBIA, SC (April 16, 2020) – Weekend meals are a challenge right now for too many families in Richland County. To help serve the essential needs of families in need, Shandon Baptist Church is partnering with Richland One and Richland Two school districts.


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“We hope the community will join us in providing food donations, essentials items and recreational items to benefit the physical and emotional needs of under-resourced students in Richland County,” said Rev. George Wright of Shandon Baptist Church. “No donation is too small.”

Community members can drop off donations Monday, April 20 between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM at Shandon Baptist Church located at 5250 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206. Lead social workers for both school districts surveyed families and developed this CURBSIDE COLLECTION list.

Food
 Individually packaged oatmeal, grits, cereal or muffins, pop-tarts
 Instant muffin or pancake mix (only need water to mix)
 Shelf stable milk
 Individual pasta (Ravioli, Spaghetti O’s)
 Individually packaged or can of vegetable cups or fruit cups
 Individually packaged pasta dinners with sauce or Macaroni and Cheese
 Ramen noodles, Instant Lunches, Soups
 Canned meats (tuna, chicken, Vienna Sausages, Pork n’ Beans etc.)
 Snacks: Fruit roll up, Fruit snacks, Dried fruit, Crackers, Granola Bars, Cereal Bars, Beef jerky sticks, Individual juice boxes
Cleaning Products and Personal Care
 Diapers/Wipes
 Hand Sanitizer
 Toiletries
 Cleaning Products
Recreational items (Will accept new or gently used)
 Non-motorized scooters, helmets, plasma cars, soccer balls, plastic bats and wiffle balls, dolls, barbies, stuffed animals, art supplies, children’s games and puzzles, sidewalk chalk, toys, blocks
$5-$20 Grocery or Gas Gift Cards

One of the first headlines nationwide when schools closed was the question of how kids who depended on school meals would be fed. “Both districts have been exceptional in the way they have responded for weekday meals, said Wright. But more assistance is needed. Please join us in giving whatever you can.”

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Everyone in Richland County can help by following 3 easy steps:

1. Print a list of needed items here or at shandon.org/connect
2. Acquire items for the list while you are out shopping or through online delivery.
3. Drop off curbside at Shandon Baptist Church at 5250 Forest Drive on Monday, April 20 between 10AM and 6PM.

For additional information on Curbside Collection hosted by Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia, SC, visit Shandon.org or contact:

Media Contacts:
David Taylor, Shandon Missions Pastor, 803-414-6976
Nic Miner, Shandon Student Pastor, 803-479-3595

For more information from the perspective of the school districts, email their lead social workers, Toni Kelly Campbell (antionette.kellycam@richlandone.org) and Abby K. Cobb (acobb@richland2.org).

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