RMLD has been printing and distributing a historical calendar to the local community for over 20 years. This year, we are pairing a food drive with our calendar distribution by asking customers to make a voluntary non-perishable food donation when picking up their calendar.
Non-perishable food will be collected from Wednesday, November 21 through Friday, December 21.
Benefitting Food Pantries:
Donations will benefit the Reading Food Pantry, the North Reading Food Pantry, the Wilmington Community Fund Food Pantry, and Good Hope Foods of Lynnfield.
Locations where you can pick up a calendar and drop off a non-perishable food item:
- Reading Municipal Light Department
- Reading Town Hall
- Pleasant Street Center
- Reading Public Library
- North Reading Town Hall
- Flint Memorial Library
- New England Beverage
- Wilmington Town Hall
- Wilmington Memorial Library
- Buzzell Senior Center
- Lucci’s Supermarket
- Lynnfield Town Hall
- Lynnfield Library (from December 1 – December 21)
Calendars are also available at North Reading Senior Center and Lynnfield Senior Center, though these locations are not accepting food donations.
Food Donation Wish List
All donations must be non-perishable, and expired food cannot be accepted. While any donation that meets these criteria will be gratefully accepted, there are some items that are more in need than others:
- Canned Items:
- Stew & Chili
- Tuna and Chicken
- Peanut Butter
- Pasta and Sauce
- Coffee, Tea, and Hot Chocolate
- Oatmeal and Cereal
- Juice Boxes
- Condiments such as ketchup, mustard, etc.
- Baking Mixes for cakes, pancakes, muffins, etc.