A reverse advent calendar food drive initiated by Plymouth Clerk Treasurer Lynn Gorsky for city employees to participate in benefited those in need.

You may wonder what a reverse advent calendar event is.  A traditional advent calendar is used to count down the days of Advent in the run up to Christmas. While the first day of advent falls between November 27th and December 3rd, most advent calendars start on December 1st and run until Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Most calendars are comprised of a series of doors or windows to open, revealing a picture, small chocolate or little gift for each day.  But the reverse advent calendar turns this trend on its head. Instead of receiving a gift, those taking part in a reverse calendar DONATE an item each day.  At the end of advent, the calendar will result in a collection of goods that can be dropped off at a local food bank, shelter or other good cause in time for Christmas. 

In this case it was the Marshall County Neighborhood Center who received the food items. 

Gorski said several city departments delivered the donations to the Neighborhood Center on Wednesday. It took 8 vehicles to deliver all the food that was collected.

Gorski said, “I was humbled by the support of this cause by the employees of the City of Plymouth. The Neighborhood Center stated that this was one of the largest one-time donations that they have received.”                   Photo by Jamie Fleury of the Pilot News