Wow! Thanks to the sustained and last-minute generosity of residents, businesses, schools, churches, and community groups in the Pottstown region, the “Fill the Media Lab” food drive, spearheaded by The Mercury and other newspapers and bloggers, is nearing its ambitious goals in the final days of the drive.
The Mercury reported today that items were still being collected over the holiday weekend. The latest tally put the food items collected at 14,711 and the number of bottle of laundry detergent at 669. The goals were 20,000 and 1,000, respectively.
There’s still a chance to participate in this unprecedented collection. The Mercury article states: “Anyone who may have missed the opportunity to drop-off items for our collection effort can still do so Monday as The Mercury offices were closed to the public over the holiday weekend. Our offices are located at 24 N. Hanover St. in Pottstown and the lobby is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.”