Mike Gantick, the Director of Public Works for the Town of South Windsor and member of the New England American Public Works Association (NEAPWA) Chapter's Awareness Committee, sat down with us to discuss this year's Fill A Public Works Truck Food Drive, which will be held during the 2018 National Public Works Week, May 20-26, 2018.
"I am a member of the NEAPWA Chapter Awareness Committee. This idea came out of the Committee as a way to unite public works professionals across New England in a positive, caring and giving way."
"The primary goal of the Fill a Pubic Works Truck Food Drive is to collect food and household provisions for local community food banks and raise awareness of public works departments' (DPW) operations, including highlighting the things that residents can do to help the DPW crews do their jobs. This is an opportunity to unite all public works departments during a positive annual event."
"Food and goods donations are especially critical during the early summer months as schools get out. National Public Works Week occurs near the end of most school year calendars and is a time when many public works departments already have public outreach events planned, making the implementation of this event a little easier. It can be as simple as having a drop-off bin at your Town Building or working with your local grocery store to collect food goods. Every little bit HELPS!"
To learn more about the Fill a Public Works Truck program,