Each year, the anniversary of 9/11 has been one of the largest charitable giving days of the year for Americans. Sheridan citizens proved that to be the truth, coming out to donate to the Spirit of America Food drive in honor of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.
Sheridan Media's Program Director, Ben Chalker, stayed at the food drive from 6 am Thursday morning until 6 pm Saturday night, broadcasting and collecting items from those who came to donate. He says Sheridan's response surpassed his expectations.
Jeff at Cost Plus Furniture and Appliance was gracious enough to open his store to donations – with a pile of donated items that ended up taking over a good 20-30 foot area of his store in the front window at 104 N. Main. He was impressed too.
All items collected were picked up by the People's Assistance Food Bank and will be split between them the Salvation Army's Food Pantry. Cash donations were used to purchase more food, personal hygiene and other household products at Warehouse Market and were also given to the Food Bank.
The goal of 911 pounds was passed on the first day, and a rough estimate of the weight of items collected was about 4,000 pounds.