Connells Maple Lee’s annual food drive collected 175 pounds of nonperishable items from June 17-July 1.
This year’s Connells Maple Lee Stems Hunger event benefited the nonprofit Neighborhood Services Inc., which operates the Choice Food Pantry at 1950 N. 4th St., Suite J, Columbus.
Besides our three Columbus-area stores, the food drop-off locations included Drayer Physical Therapy Institute’s outpatient center in Grove City.
Donors received a free carnation for each nonperishable food item they contributed.
In its six-year history, the food drive has collected more than 1,000 pounds for area food banks.
Photo above, from left, Billy Ables, wholesale driver, Connells Maple Lee, delivers food to Martin Butler, executive director, Neighborhood Services Inc.