The Idyllwild Community Center (ICC) would like to remind everyone in the mountain communities that its monthly pantry box distribution for food insecure community members and seniors is this coming Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Although this is ICC’s regular “first Tuesday of the month” distribution day, it is unusual for the distribution date to fall on the first day of the month, which is before Labor Day weekend.

“Most of us think of Labor Day as kicking off the month of September, so they expect the pantry box distribution to occur after the Labor Day weekend,” said Will Steichen, ICC’s recreation director. “We want to make sure that everyone in need has their calendars marked for the 1st so that no one misses the monthly distribution opportunity.”

In addition to food, this month’s pantry box will include a package of free disposable masks, courtesy of ICC and Riverside County.

As always, people looking to receive pantry boxes should line up in their cars on River Drive, starting at Silver Pines Lodge.

Masks are required as recipients will be interacting with ICC volunteers. The boxes will be distributed on Cedar Street in front of the wood fence that borders the backyard of Town Hall, roughly between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (subject to the arrival time of the Feeding America delivery truck).