Wellington Food Drive Underway

Do you want to help make the holiday season bright for families in need this year? The Village of Wellington is asking for assistance in making sure no resident goes without a hot meal this Thanksgiving. Donations are being accepted through Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Residents are encouraged to contribute the following food items (be mindful to check expiration dates): boxed mashed potatoes, boxed stuffing mix, cornbread mix, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy and canned vegetables such as green beans and corn.

Food can be dropped off at the Wellington Municipal Complex (12300 W. Forest Hill Blvd.), Village Park (11700 Pierson Road), the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.), the Community Services Office (1092 Wellington Trace) and the Lake Wellington Professional Centre (12133 Ken Adams Way), as well as Schaefer Drugs and Ultima Fitness in the Wellington Plaza.

All donations will go directly to local families in need. Residents needing assistance should call Community Services at (561) 791-4796 or their local house of worship to register. All requests must be made prior to Tuesday, Nov. 19.

The village thanks community partners Wellington Interfaith, Baptist Health South Florida, Schaefer Drugs and Ultima Fitness for supporting the food drive. Partnership opportunities are still available. For more info., call Program Coordinator Kyle Ostroff at (561) 791-4764.