The Boone Police Department is organizing a food drive to help people in need in our area. The food collected during this drive will be donated to the Hunger & Health Coalition in Boone for distribution.
The dates for this event were designated to be from December 2, 2013 until January 3, 2014, however due to requests from the community the department has decided to add an extension to allow for the food drive’s full potential.
“We have had great success with this food drive to date, but we have received requests for more time to collect food during the holidays. We want to see this effort help as many people in our area as possible”, according to the department.
The new end date is Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Boone PD also reminds everyone that food can be donated year-round to the Hunger and Health Coalition.
“Many of us recently enjoyed another Thanksgiving and are now preparing for the holidays, but too many people in our community are trying to plan how to feed their families. For many families home heating costs and the rising cost of food continue to make keeping food on the table an ongoing struggle.” adds Lt. Chris Hatton.
Anyone can help by simply donating food during this food drive. Although any non-perishable food is accepted; there are a few items that the Hunger & Health Coalition seems to always find to be in short supply.
The following items would be very much appreciated:
• Peanut Butter
• Grape Jelly
• Breakfast Cereal
• Chef Boyardee type Canned Pasta
Donated items can be dropped off at the Boone Police Department’s front lobby anytime before January 15, 2014.