In our post-COVID world, events have become fewer and farther between, but that doesn’t mean BMW CCA chapters have given up their charitable efforts. For members in, and near, upstate South Carolina, the Sandlapper Chapter will be hosting their second food drive to benefit the food pantry of United Ministries on Sunday, August 2, from 9 am to 12 pm. As the COVID-19 crisis continues to grow in the Southeast, so does the need for aid.
The Sandlapper Chapter will be collecting non-perishable cans and dry goods to feed local neighbors. In the past three years, United Ministries had provided food for nearly 5,000 families in the Greenville community, and with the coronavirus pandemic increasing the strain on local families, the local BMW organization notes that additional aid is appreciated.
Every member who makes a donation to the food drive will receive a $5 BMW CCA store credit that can be used towards club apparel and accessories found in the onsite BMW CCA store on Sunday, August 2. The credit must be redeemed on Sunday, limit one per member.
The Chapter’s goal for the second drive is to collect 500 pounds of goods for United Ministries Food Pantry—and of course, monetary donations are always welcome!
Here are some examples of needed goods:
- Canned meats (beef stew, tuna, chili)
- Canned fruit and veggies (green beans, peas, corn)
- Dry goods like pasta, cereal, beans, peanut butter, powdered milk
- Others: rice, noodles, mac & cheese
Sandlapper Chapter president Tom Lappin said, “We will be observing social distancing guidelines from the CDC so we are requesting you to drive-thru the line and drop-off to the volunteer. We request no parking or socializing at the site.”
The Chapter looks forward to seeing you at the BMW CCA Headquarters, located at 2350 Highway 101 South in Greer, South Carolina on Sunday, August 2, from 9 am to 12 pm.—David Rose