Woodway: First responders will pick up Food For Families donations

Woodway Public Safety Department officers and firefighters will be making house calls this year in an effort to increase donations to the 30th Food For Families drive. (Photo by Christopher Shadrock)
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WOODWAY, Texas (KWTX) Woodway Public Safety Department officers and firefighters will be making house calls this year in an effort to increase donations to the 30th Food For Families drive.

Woodway residents may call the department’s non-emergency line at (254) 772-4470 to request the service.

Assistant police Chief Larry Adams says he is optimistic this will boost donations.

“This being the first year we are doing this we are not sure what to expect, we are hoping for great response to this and look at collecting a lot more items than we did in previous years by doing this.”

Residents may still drop off donations at Woodway’s Public Safety Building, City Hall and Community Center.

This is the 30th year of Food For Families, which is on Friday Nov. 22.

It’s the largest one-day food drive in the state.

The first Food For Families Drive in November 1990 produced 84,435 pounds of food.

Since then the drive has generated donations totaling 28,952,219 pounds.