Utica, NY (WIBX) - Several local groups are joining forces to help provide food for veterans, during its "Be one in a million!" campaign.

In honor of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, the Mohawk Valley Regional Volunteer Center is honoring the event through charity.

Food donation boxes will be scattered throughout Utica and Rome, with another drop-off point at Herkimer County Community College.

In addition, the group is looking for volunteers to help make care packages for veterans.

People are also encouraged to attend local remembrance ceremonies held in Utica and Herkimer.


Tuesday, September 11th Event Schedule:
7:30 amAnnual Prayer Breakfast hosted by The Genesis Group at Hart’s Hill Inn (Reservations required by contacting Genesis Group at 792-7187)  Donations of non-perishable food will collected.
9:15 amOpening Remembrance Ceremony at 9/11 Memorial on Memorial Pkwy. (across from Sherman Drive), Utica
10:00 am – Remembrance Ceremony at HCCC in Herkimer
9:30 am – 11:30 amService Projects : Collecting, sorting and assembling donated non-perishable food items for veterans.

Ceremony Locations:
Utica: Parkway Recreation Center on Memorial Pkwy., 223-3973
Rome: Ava Dorfman Senior Center, 337-8230
Herkimer: HCCC (Contact:  Daniel Sargent at 866-0300 ext. 8525)
12:00 – Closing Memorial Ceremony, Utica
***Reading of the names of all those who lost their lives on 9/11
7:00 pm – Memorial Ceremonies in Herkimer County
1.  Newport Volunteer Fire Department, Newport
2. Mt. Markham High School, West Winfield (sponsored by Walter J. Will CMH Post 1058 American Legion
Food Drop Locations:
Oneida County:
Oneida Co. Office Building, 1st Floor
Utica City Hall
Parkway Rec Center
Fire Houses:  Sheppard Place & Bleecker Street
Utica Public Library
Price Chopper (North & South)
Bargain Grocer (Compassion Coalition)
Utica MHA
Ava Dorfman Senior Center
Rome City Hall
Price Chopper
Berkshire Bank
Jervis Public Library
Herkimer County: