Associated Food Drives

Thank you for your interest in our "Food For Families" project. We are excited that your organization is considering joining News10, the Boy Scouts, H.E.B. Grocery Company and the Texas Army National Guard to gather food for the hungry in Central Texas.

In recent years, the fastest growing group among the poor has been the working poor, not the welfare poor, whose ranks have remained level. Children constitute the poorest age group in the United States and children of color bear a disproportionate share of the poverty burden. Poor people are getting poorer and many Americans are going hungry. Those statistics are quoted from, "Who Are The Poor?” by Michael Harrington.

It is suggested that your organization solicit donations from its members and friends, organize transportation, and bring the donated food to one of the Food For Families televised collection sites on the day of the drive.

The Food For Families food pantries always need canned meat, canned tuna, canned vegetables, pasta, pinto beans, corn, green beans, applesauce, tomato sauce, peanut butter, vegetable soup, chicken soup, cereal and jello. These are just some of the items that experience has taught us are in heavy demand. The food pantries gratefully accept your donated food.

Your collection effort should be tailored to meet the needs of your organization and highlight its own unique aspects. It is important to generate interest and activity around the food drive. Simply placing a box for collection with a sign doesn't generate enough interest to gather the amounts of food possible in this effort. We encourage each organization to maintain its identity while sharing the spotlight generated by the umbrella project, Food For Families.

Again, thank you for your interest in participating in FOOD FOR FAMILIES.

For Further Information Contact:
Shelley Whitley

KWTX-TV News 10 6700 American Plaza Waco, Texas 76712 (254) 776-1330 Fax (254) 751-1088
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