The city of Mason has partnered with local organizations to help provide food and clothes to struggling Mason families.
“The summer months are typically lean months for area food pantries and the pantries in Mason are no exception,” said Jennifer Trepal, Mason’s public information officer.
“Donations are down, but the need is still there. In particular, the need for families whose children receive free or reduced cost school lunches is greater in the summer while the children are home,” she said.
Collection bins have been placed at:
- Mason Municipal Center (between 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road;
- Fire Stations 51, 135 Mason-Montgomery Road;
- Fire Station 52, 5500 Cedar Village Drive
Donations can also be dropped off year round at the Mason Food Pantry, 406 4th Ave., or St. Susanna Church, 616 Reading Road.
The pantries are in special need of boxed macaroni and cheese, Sloppy Joe sauce, pancake mix, syrup, peanut butter and jelly, canned fruit, beef stew, chili, spaghetti sauce, pasta, rice, cereal and soup.