Bundles of Backpacks (April 2-May 7)
Liesel Meminger was a foster child who had to steal to get books. Help other foster children enjoy the love of reading with donations of backpacks to benefit the Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley.
Please bring donations of NEW backpacks for children and teens to Ground Floor of Memorial Hall Library. The Friends of Memorial Hall Library will fill the backpacks with books.
Rations for Good (April 2-May 7)
During World War II, food, gasoline, and other supplies were rationed by the government because things were in short supply during the war. In every day life, not just during a crisis, people are not getting their fair share of food and supplies. Throughout Andover Reads, you’re invited to create your own ration by donating food to help others.
Requested donations: Non-perishable, not expired, healthy foods (low sodium, unsweetened) preferred. Canned beans, soups/stews, low sodium canned vegetables, unsweetened canned fruits, peanut butter, canned chicken/tuna, healthy cereals, spaghetti sauce with meat, pasta, rice, and boxed milk. Neighbors in Need also collects infant diapers and baby wipes. For more information, visit http://needfood.org.
Food Ration Collection Locations:
- Memorial Hall Library, Ground Floor – collection to benefit Neighbors in Need
- Andover Senior Center – collection to benefit Neighbors in Need
- Atria Marland Place – collection to benefit Veterans Food Pantry