Letter from the president: Feeding the need

Cooper-Young Community Association president June Hurt and neighbor Edward Greene working the CYCA booth at BeerFest.

Cooper-Young Community Association president June Hurt and neighbor Edward Greene working the CYCA booth at BeerFest.

Another Cooper-Young beerfest has come and gone, and now it’s time to get ready for the Cooper-Young Suzzane Striker Memorial Annual Food Drive.

This Food Drive is special to me for a number of reasons. First, it benefits people in our neighborhood by putting food directly into the First Congo’s Fishes and Loaves Pantry. Second, it allows people that may not have the means to donate or have much time to volunteer to participate in a quick and easy event benefitting the community. Finally, it honors my good friend, Suzzane, who tirelessly organized the Food Drive for a number of years while fighting cancer.

Wondering how to participate? You can deliver flyers to homes in the neighborhood. You can pick up food along specific routes. And finally, at the very least, you can set a few cans of non-perishable food in front of your house the day of the drive. It’s so easy to make a difference in your community with this event.

Wondering what else you can do to make a difference? Consider joining a Cooper-Young Community Association committee or even the CYCA Board itself. It’s a great way to keep involved in current issues in the community. So, keep an eye out for those flyers and don’t forget our annual membership mailer coming in early December!

— June Hurt

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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