This time last year, workers at the Bethany Presbyterian Church were faced with one of the best problems they’ve ever had.
A food drive organized by local police officers brought in so many donations that there was no place to put it all.
“They actually ran out of room,” said Bridgeville councilman Joe Verduci.
Food bank volunteers had to scramble to find places in the church to store mass quantities of non-perishable foods (including pet food).
The three-week collection effort was conducted by officers in Bridgeville, Collier, Scott, Heidelberg, and South Fayette. The result was the single largest donation in local food bank history, said Bridgeville police chief Chad King.
This year, the goal is to set a new record.
“Let’s make this year even bigger and better to help more local families!” King wrote on Facebook.
Between now and April 1, You can help by dropping off non-perishable and non-expired foods (including pet food) at any of the following locations:
- Bridgeville Borough Office – 425 Bower Hill Road
- Bridgeville Police Department – 425 Bower Hill Road
- Bridgeville Appliance Co. – 532 Washington Avenue
- Bridgeville Library – 505 McMillan Street
- Bridgeville Historical Society – 441 Station Street
- Cucina Bella – 1200 Pennsylvania Ave
- Precious Paws Pet Salon – 382 Carol Avenue
- Sarasnick Hardware – 512 Washington Ave
- Shouf’s Cafe – 200 Washington Ave
Beyond Bridgeville, you can drop off food at:
- South Fayette Police Station – 515 Millers Run Road
- Collier Township Police Station – 2418 Hilltop Road
- Scott Township Police Station – 301 Lindsay Road
- Heidelberg Police Station – 1631 E. Railroad Street, Carnegie
- Visionary Federal Credit Union – 201 Beram Ave.
- Home Depot – Chartiers Valley Shopping Center
- Giant Eagle – Chartiers Valley Shopping Center
- Collier Community Center – 5 Lobaugh Street, Oakdale
- Fresh Thyme – Great Southern Shopping Center