State Representative Steve Reick (R-Woodstock), in partnership with the Woodstock Food Pantry and the City of Woodstock, is hosting a free paper shredding event and non-perishable food/personal items drive on Saturday, August 18.
The event will be held in the rear parking lot of the Reick Legislative Office, 1072 Lake Avenue in Woodstock, from 9:00 AM until 12:00 noon. Residents from throughout Reick’s 63rd Legislative House District simply need to follow the signs that guide them through the parking lot and watch as event volunteers feed up to two boxes of shreddable documents into a large shred truck, and collect items to be donated to the food pantry. Parking will be available for those who want to watch their documents being shredded. Due to the size of the shred truck and popularity of similar events in the region, each vehicle will be limited to two grocery-sized bags or banker box sized boxes of shreddable documents.
“People often hold onto their old, sensitive documents because they have nowhere to safely dispose of them,” said Reick. “I’m glad to be working with the City of Woodstock and our local food pantry to offer this service for the citizens of the 63rd District. Residents don’t even have to leave their cars. Our volunteers will lift the boxes and feed them into the shredding truck while drivers watch their documents go through the shredder. Our volunteers will also take items to be donated to the food pantry out of people’s cars for them.”
Items collected for the food pantry will assist local families in need, including families residing within the Woodstock-based District 200 School District. “It’s a pleasure to provide this free document shredding opportunity while also collecting goods for a community organization that provides a critical service for the residents of Woodstock and District 200 families,” said Reick.