SHELBY – With the assistance of the greater Shelby community, United Steelworkers Local 3057 conducted a highly successful food drive on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Cornell’s IGA Supercenter. The local FISH Food Pantry was the beneficiary of the community’s generosity.
“We are overwhelmed by the overflowing response to Local 3057’s food drive,” a FISH volunteer stated. “The shelf spaces that had been nearly empty are now full.”
Local shoppers donated 364 bags of groceries to the pantry – far exceeding last year’s 213 bags. In addition, shoppers gave $480.02 in cash donations.
“Many thanks to one and all for their giving hearts,” the volunteer continued. “Special thanks to Local 3057 and Cornell’s IGA Supercenter for their many years of ongoing support of FISH.”
USW Local 3057 represents hourly employees at ArcelorMittal’s Shelby plant – known to everyone as the Tuby. Again this year, Shelby Area Democratic Club members assisted with the food drive.
Organized as a not-for-profit corporation 48 years ago in 1971, The FISH of Shelby, Inc. operates the food pantry that serves residents of the Shelby City School District. It is located in the Shelby Help Line Ministries building. Its Facebook page can be found at “FISH of Shelby.”