Mountain Harvest Food Drive

By: Maisie Insko Email
By: Maisie Insko Email

There are just a couple more weeks left in the Mountain Harvest Food Drive and twenty locations in our area accepting donations.

Employees at Food City say donations seem to be down this year

"Sometimes folks come shop and they're not worried about other folks and I think that's what it is. I think if we stop and talk about this it will help folks out there,” Ronald Thompkins said.

Thompkins walks by the donation box every day and he says he feels awful when it's empty

"I feel terrible! They need the food and they need it bad,” Thompkins said.

Rick Baker with LKLP says unfortunately donations aren't just down at Food City

"We probably are getting close to average for the time we've been running. Donations are down a little and we definitely need to increase it a little bit,” Baker said.

Even in a bad economy, Thompkins believes everyone can spare a few cents, for hundreds of families

Keep an eye out for the baskets at your local grocery store and help fill them up.

Remember canned food isn't the only thing to donate, any non perishable food item is accepted.

LKLP set a goal to have ten thousand items by the time they're ready to deliver the food to needy families.


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