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Lakewood Drive-Thru Food Drive ‘A Huge Success’

[CREDIT: Lincoln Smith] The The Drive-thru Food Drive at Lakewood Baptist Church collected food and cash donations Saturday, May 30, 2020.

[CREDIT: Lincoln Smith] The The Drive-thru Food Drive at Lakewood Baptist Church collected food and cash donations Saturday, May 30, 2020.
[CREDIT: Lincoln Smith] The The Drive-thru Food Drive at Lakewood Baptist Church collected food and cash donations Saturday, May 30, 2020.
WARWICK, RI  — “The Drive-thru Food Drive was a huge success,” organizer Lincoln Smith wrote on Facebook Saturday after his effort yielded 1,185 pounds of food and $3,519 in money donations Saturday afternoon.

“That $3,519 will purchase 10,557 pounds of food. A big thank you to all of those people who donated food and money. Also, I want to thank all of the volunteers, and the weather turned out beautiful,” Smith wrote.

Smith, a Warwick native and resident photographer organized the Drive-thru Food Drive to benefit the RI Community Food Bank at the Lakewood Baptist Church Parking Lot, 255 Atlantic Ave.

The Food Bank is without their regular volunteer staff as they meet a 42 percent increase in food deliveries to member agencies and community organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rob Borkowski
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Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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