November marks the start of the holiday season, but the United Way of Greater New Bedford isn't waiting until then to make plans for helping needy families on the Southcoast.

The agency has been working for weeks on its Hunger Heroes campaign and it's asking for your help. WBSM and Fun 107 are again partnering with the United Way for the Hunger Heroes Food Drive.

Area residents, schools and local businesses are being urged to collect non-perishable food items (with Thanksgiving in mind), and then drop them off at the Buttonwood Park Warming House on Saturday, November 14.

Those food items will be sorted and placed in food baskets the following weekend to be distributed before Thanksgiving to 1,000 needy families in Greater New Bedford.

United Way's Marketing and Community Engagement Associate Meighread  Dandeneau visited Townsquare Sunday this week to share details about the Hunger Heroes campaign and some of the other ways the United Way is going above and beyond to help families during the pandemic.

Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program highlighting individuals and organizations working to make Greater New Bedford a better place to live. The program airs every Sunday at 6 a.m. on 1420 WBSM.

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