Make-A-Wish Central New York is partnering with Food Bank of Central New York to make 18-year-old Caden Custer’s wish to provide hunger relief to local children and families come true.
The project, called “Caden’s Wish Break Boxes,” features a food drive on May 30th to collect needed items. Boxes will be packed in mid-June and mid-July, then distributed by the Food Bank to various youth service sites over the course of 10 weeks. A total of 2,125 boxes will be distributed this summer to locations throughout Cayuga and Onondaga counties through Caden’s wish.
Details for those interested in supporting Caden's Wish Food Drive:
||Saturday, May 30, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
||Destiny USA, Syracuse
Silver Parking Lot – across from Embassy Suites
Look for signs directing drivers to exact drop off location.
| What to expect:
||Donors are asked to bag or box their donations. Volunteers will remove donations from vehicles and place them inside a mobile food pantry truck provided by Food Bank of Central New York. Syracuse Police Department will help with traffic control.
Items Needed for Caden’s Wish Break Boxes:
- Canned fruit
- 100% juice drink boxes
- Mac & cheese
- Canned meals such as canned ravioli, canned spaghetti
- Tuna fish/canned chicken/pork & beans
- Peanut butter
- Graham crackers
- Pretzels/tortilla/popcorn – individual size bags
For those unable to attend the food drive but who want to support Caden’s wish with a monetary gift, please direct donations to either Make-A-Wish Central New York or Food Bank of Central New York via check or online at cny.wish.org or foodbankcny.org. Please mark donations as support for Caden’s wish.
Questions about the food drive may be directed by phone to 315-475-9474 or by email to Heidi Marquart, Make-A-Wish Central New York Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Lynn Hy, Food Bank of Central New York Chief Development Officer, at YUl@sbbqonaxpal.bet.