Community Supply Drive accepting donations Thanksgiving weekend

As the weather grows colder, people living in Rochester who are unhoused can be vulnerable to dropping temperatures.

This Thanksgiving weekend, many community organizations such as The Rochester Mutual Aid Network, 490 Farmers, Recovery All Ways, Being Black in the Burbs, ROC Food Relief, and others are working together to help with that challenge.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, there will be a Community Supply Drive at 490 Community Garden, on the corner of Meigs Street and Broadway. For this supply drive organizers encourage community members to donate kitchenware, non-perishable foods, toiletries, menstrual products, first-aid supplies, hand/foot warmers and winter clothing for adults and children.

The Rochester Mutual Aid Network also has a goal to raise $1,700 to make solar-powered heating blankets for those in need. It costs about $35 per blanket to cover the costs of materials, according to that group.

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