The fifth annual WKVI Food Drive will take place tomorrow (Saturday) at two local grocery stores. Members of the radio station staff will be broadcasting live from Five Star in the Knox Mall and Sanders in the Winamac Plaza from 10 a.m. until noon CST, encouraging shoppers to stop by and donate non-perishable food or cash to help local families in need.
Items collected at Five Star will go to the Community Services of Starke County food pantry. During last year’s event, shoppers donated 166 pounds of food and $270 in cash in addition to a $500 cash contribution from Five Star. Community Services of Starke County Executive Director Joan Haugh says they were able to feed about 100 families as a result.
This is the second year Sanders has taken part in the WKVI Food Drive. Food and money dropped off there will go to Pulaski County Human Services. During last year’s event, 800 pounds of food and $129 in donations were received.
WKVI would like to set new records in both locations, so please stop and see us and give generously.