Banana boxes full of non-perishable food are distributed to each of the recipient families just in time for Christmas. Last year each family received three boxes. The process begins in August with the collection of 1,000 empty banana boxes from local markets. During the month of October, these boxes are dropped off at Livonia public schools for their canned food drives. In November, the full boxes are picked up and transported to the Dickinson Center on Newburgh (across from Laurel Park Mall). Then, in early December the fun begins! Sorting and packing nights with friends and family.
Recipients come to the Dickinson Center to pick up their food and toys on December 15 and December 16. Goodfellows does not deliver the items.
Many volunteers are needed for this committee. There are a variety of activities that you can help with:
Moving banana boxes - November 1 - December 1:
Picking up empty banana boxes from retailers and delivering to Dickinson Center
Delivering empty boxes to Livonia Schools during school hours
Picking up full boxes from Livonia Schools during school hours and delivering to Dickinson Center
Sorting, packing and loading canned goods - December 4 - 16:
Pre-sorting food items for packing - December 4 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Sorting canned goods - December 5, 6 and 7 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Loading food boxes into recipients' vehicles - Friday, December 15 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Loading food boxes into recipients' vehicles - Saturday, December 16 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Full banana boxes are heavy and need to me moved around and lifted.
VOLUNTEER TO SORT AND PACK CANNED GOODS
Livonia Goodfellows, Inc. P.O. Box 51982 Livonia, MI 48151 Voice mail: 313-438-0862 firstname.lastname@example.org