FAMI Feeds Friends – Food Drive 2015
We just got done wrapping up the 2015 Food Drive, in which we had a tremendous turnout!
The food drive ran for five weeks beginning November 2nd-December 4th. We collected food for the Kiwanis Holiday Food Baskets and the McPherson County Food Bank, which goes to hundreds of families in the McPherson Community.
Each week we had a goal to get 500 items in a specific category. We had a special reward for meeting our 5 week goal of 2500 items. Mondays would be “Jean Days” for the whole month of December. Cash donations were accepted as well. Each dollar donated that week counted as one item toward our goal of 500 items.
Week 1 – Canned Vegetables
Week 2 – Canned Fruit & Canned Meat
Week 3 – Peanut Butter
Week 4 – Canned Soup, Canned Sauces, Pasta, & Beans
Week 5 – Boxed Goods (Potatoes, Meals, Bread & Cake Mixes)
In five weeks we have collected 3,383 QUALITY food items for the hungry in our community. The Kiwanis volunteers will came the Morning of December 4th to pick up the food items and prepare for their holiday food baskets, with the remaining food helping to re-stock the McPherson County Food Bank shelves.
We also had several employees donate time outside of work doing some “personal shopping” with the money that was donated. They were able to really take advantage of the holiday food sales and stretch the dollar!
Thank you everyone for all the support and food donations!