“There is a child, a laid off worker, a struggling family who is able to eat a nutritious meal today because the labor community did not forget them,” says Kathleen McKirchy, executive director of the Metro Washington Council’s Community Services Agency. With hunger a continuing problem in the metro DC area, even among union members, the CSA “is lucky to have generous and caring friends collecting food and gift cards for us to distribute to our needy clients,” McKirchy adds. “This week’s food donations collected by staff at the Bank of Labor and staff from American Income Life are a godsend.” If you or your local want to help too, send gift cards from union grocery stores Giant, Safeway or Shoppers or collect non-perishable food at your shop and contact CSA when it’s ready for pick-up or delivery. CSA also takes tax-deductible financial contributions at any time, by check, cash, or via their secure on-line donation site. For more info email[email protected] or [email protected].
photo: (l-r) CSA Executive Director Kathleen McKirchy, CSA Asst. ED Matt Losak, Union City intern Mack Miller and AIL’s George Farenthold; photo by Chris Garlock