Caroling on The Circle helps Sussex food collection

For 34 years Sussex County residents, businesses, schools have supported effort
December 5, 2017

More than 500 carolers gathered in downtown Georgetown Dec. 4 for the 34th annual Caroling on The Circle to ring in the Christmas season, and help collect nearly 24,000 canned goods and other non-perishable items for local food banks.

The event started in 1984, and the community has donated 700,000 canned goods through the course of its 34-year history.

The caroling night donations, along with collections from Sussex County Council, county employees, numerous schools, groups and businesses leading up to the event, helped this year’s preliminary total reach 23,618 items. With several weeks left in the drive, the county hopes to take the final total even higher by the new year.

The public can continue to drop off canned goods and non-perishable food items from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the county administrative offices building on The Circle or the west complex offices on Route 113, both in Georgetown. The food drive continues until Friday, Dec. 29.

Food will be donated to approximately 15 area pantries, shelters and church organizations for distribution within Sussex County.