Oakmont food drive set for Saturday, May 23 - Plum

Oakmont food drive set for Saturday, May 23

Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 10:03 PM

The Oakmont Chamber of Commerce is hosting a food drive in support of local charities.

The event is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 in the parking lot at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Allegheny River Boulevard.

Organizers are seeking nonperishable goods, baby food, personal care items, pet food, diapers as well as monetary and gift card donations.

Chamber Director Karen DeTurck credits Oakmont resident Tracy Gourley with helping to make the drive possible.

She said Gourley, who had been making masks at home, posted the idea on the Nextdoor app and people responded to volunteer.

“I had already started thinking about having a food drive when I saw her post, so I contacted her to see if we could join forces,” DeTurck said. “People have lost their jobs, and we feel that it’s very important to take care of the people in our community.”

Collected items will be distributed to the Rosedale Food Pantry, Riverview Community Action Corp.’s food pantry, The Blessing Board and Twin Boros Ministry at the Verona Methodist Church.

Call 412-828-3238 or email info@oakmont-pa.com for more information about the food drive.