Food Bank Drive At Bear Creek Lake

Published 2:45 pm Thursday, December 27, 2012

On January 1, in addition to a First Day Hike, Bear Creek Lake State Park will offer the opportunity for folks to “Fill a Canoe” with non-perishable food items. The canoe will be at Bear Creek Hall from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Friends group will have a hospitality table set up from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. with refreshments for visitors. Take some time to head out to explore the trails.

To encourage donations, the park will be giving out coupons for a free 30-minute boat rental at the lake on specified days beginning the end of May and running through September. The following items are being requested: meats, fish and protein – canned tuna, ham or chicken, beef stew, chili, peanut butter, canned/dried beans; fruits and vegetables – 100% fruit juice (individual or family size, canned fruits and vegetables, instant potatoes, apple sauce, fruit cups, jelly; complete meals – pasta and sauce, boxed meals, hearty vegetable soups canned pasta meals (i.e. Spaghetti O's). If possible, donate items with pop-top lids.

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