NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – Non-perishable food and other essential items were collected last week by North Salem’s Athletic Department and Booster Club to distribute to the community’s most vulnerable populations.

The drop-off event ran from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, May 11, at the North Salem Ambulance Corps building on Daniel Road.

“Our spring sports season may be canceled, but we can still show our North Salem Tiger spirit,” read a flyer promoting the event. A second drop-off event was held at the same location the following Monday (May 18).

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Community members were encouraged to drop off “pantry items” (soups, canned vegetables and fruits, cereal, pasta) and “baby items” (diapers, food, wipes, formula).

North Salem’s children were also encouraged to create cards and drawings to accompany these deliveries, some of which will make their way to nursing-home residents.

The event was coordinated by the North Salem Middle School/High School Athletic Department and the North Salem Booster Club in cooperation with the town of North Salem and its first responders.

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