Food drive at the fair

Brooklyn - posted Aug, 14 2013

BROOKLYN- In an effort to help neighbors who are struggling to put food on the table each day, the Brooklyn Fair will hold a food drive under the Playland Dream Big Tent all 4 days of the Fair, Aug. 22 through Aug. 25. This is the first year that a food drive has been held during the fair. The Fair is working with the Covenant Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen, serving families in Windham County. They are in need of non-perishable food items. The Fair is stepping forward and offering an incentive. All guests who bring donations to the food drive will receive entry into the daily give a way of exclusive “Dream Big, the Brooklyn Fair & Me, Feeding the Hungry” T-shirts. Many shirts given away daily. In addition to non-perishable food, cash donations will be accepted. For every dollar donated, 10 pounds of food can be purchased, thanks to the buying power of food banks. The Brooklyn Fair is joining in the year-long “Dream Big” food drive campaign organized by the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE). Since fairs work so closely with their neighboring communities, IAFE stepped forward to assist on an international level. The campaign is reaching small towns and large cities, and encouraging generous donations to help fill the ongoing need for donations from food banks. With more than 1100 member fairs around the globe, the IAFE’s goal is to raise 20 million pounds of food before Nov. 30. The food drive is running all 4 days of the fair. Donations will be received at the Playland Dream Big Tent located by the North Gate on the Fairgrounds, August 22-25. For further information about the Fair, visit

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