Clover Hose sponsors food drive

MOUNT CARMEL - The Clover Hose Company and Mount Carmel merchants are working together on a food drive for the Mount Carmel area. All food collected will be donated to a local food bank. Organizers planned the drive as way to help neighbors and give back to the community.

Food donation barrels have been set up at Academy Sports Center, Boyer's Food Market, Clover Hose Company, Community Pharmacy, Grayson's, Hollywood Pizza, Mount Carmel Area Public Library, Scicchitano's Ace Hardware, Sheila's Deli, Silver Spur, Winkie's Pizza and Winnie the Pooh Daycare.

A food barrel is also located at the entrance to Train Land. Visitors are welcome at Train Land, located on the second floor of the Clover Hose Company, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Dec. 30. Please enter through the truck room.

Food pantry distribution Saturday

ATLAS - The Mount Carmel Township Food Pantry will hold its monthly distribution from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the township complex. Residents in Atlas, Diamondtown, Strong, Locust Gap, Connorsville, Dooleyville and Beaverdale who signed up previously are eligible.

Road to recovery program

All cancer patients are eligible for free rides to and from treatments through the American Cancer Society's "Road to Recovery" program.

"Road to Recovery" is a free volunteer transportation program which provides rides to those with cancer to and from treatments and related medical appointments. All people with cancer are eligible for this program; there are no financial eligibility requirements.

A curbside to curbside program, trained volunteers pick patients up at their place of residency and bring them to where they are receiving treatment, and take them back home again.

There are local programs in your area. To arrange a free ride, please call 1-800-227-2345 as soon as you know you need a ride.

Anyone interested in becoming a "Road to Recovery" volunteer is asked to call 1-888-227-5445, option 3.