Food Drive Happening Now!

UAW Local 2322 is sponsoring a food drive to help local pantries restock their shelves for the upcoming winter season. We encourage everyone to donate whatever they can to this drive and help us support the needs of our communities. We will be collecting non-perishable food items in our Holyoke & UMass (GEO) offices until December 9th, and then we will send the donations to one or more area pantries, where they can be the most help.

Even if you think you can’t give enough, remember that every item helps when you have nothing. If we all are able to donate just one item each think of how many families, together, we could help…

Suggested food items:

  • Canned fruit or vegetables
  • Canned tuna or salmon-in water
  • Baby food & dry formula
  • Cereal (high fiber/low sugar)
  • Fruit or Vegetable juice (100%)
  • Soups, stews & chili
  • Pancake/waffle mixes
  • Pasta (dry or canned)
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned beans
  • Oatmeal
  • Nuts
  • Rice

Non-food items:

  • Diapers (child & Adult)
  • Toilet & Facial tissue
  • Toothpaste
  • Hand soap
  • Laundry soap
  • Dish soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant

*  PLEASE NO GLASS ITEMS  *

This event doesn’t have to be just a union event. Spread the word and ask your family and friends to help out too. Are you willing to collect items at your worksite?

GEO Supports Family Fun Day at Groff Park

A local grassroots organization, Friends of Amherst Recreation, Inc, coordinated a successful Family Fun Day at Groff Park on June 19, 2010. With help from the Town of Amherst and contributing organizations, including GEO, local kids had a great time with live music, good food, bounce houses, storytellers and games. Thanks to GEO member and leader Vira Douangmany for her work with the Amherst community, especially work that benefits our members and their families.