Dear Atlantic Beach community,
Our friends at BEAM – and the many people that great organization serves – need our help. Saturday, May 14, is the 30th Annual National Letter Carrier Food Drive. All nonperishable food items left at residential mailboxes in Atlantic Beach will be picked up by the letter carriers and donated to BEAM in support of its food pantries.
In years’ past BEAM has been the beneficiary of 25,000 pounds of food from this one-day event. A flier was distributed in the mail this week, but it did not include a donation bag. BEAM IS concerned this may impact donations.
Can you please help us spread the word about this event among your neighbors and friends?
At the moment, our most needed pantry items include:
As always, donations from individuals and groups can be dropped off behind the 7north BEAM Thrift Store/Food Bank at 318 7th Ave N, Jacksonville Beach, Monday – Saturday from 10 am – 4:30 pm.
Meanwhile, please don’t forget about the year-round opportunity for us all to help AB residents who have difficulty paying their utility bill. Visit www.coab.us/ABCares to learn more.
Kevin Hogencamp, Deputy City Manager, City of Atlantic Beach