United Way Drive Wraps Up This Week

The drop-off date for the United Way of Southwest Michigan’s Christmas in June food drive will be this Wednesday. The United Way’s Charlotte Becker tells WSJM News Christmas in June last year resulted in more than 15,000 items being collected, and they hope to double that this year. The 34 southwest Michigan businesses that have been collecting items will drop them off at Upton Middle School in St. Joe, Buchanan Middle School, or Brookside Learning Center in Cassopolis Wednesday.

“We have a lot of great volunteers coming out to all three drop sites to help us sort and count the donations that will then be delivered to all 22 pantries on Thursday, June 21,” Becker said.

Becker tells us all of the items collected will go to Berrien and Cass county food pantries. If you want to help, show up between 8 and 10 a.m. Wednesday at one of the drop-off locations and make a donation.