MLK food drive needs help to reach all corners of BG

The Brown Bag Food Project organized the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service food drive.

By DAVID DUPONT

BG Independent News

More volunteers are needed so the annual BG Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Food Drive reach out to more households throughout Bowling Green.

The drive to collect non-perishable food and hygiene items will be held Saturday, Jan.14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 15, noon to 4 p.m. The drive is being coordinated by the Brown Bag Food Project working out of Grounds for Thought in Bowling Green.

According to Amy Jo Holland, of Brown Bag, said last year about 100 volunteers were able to canvas about two-thirds of Bowling Green. About 70 boxes of food was collected and was distributed to six area food pantries.

The aim this year is to have enough people to reach all neighborhoods.

In a Facebook post the organizers wrote: “We have had a wonderful response in previous years and hope to set a record with this year’s endeavor. As many of you are aware, there is a dire need for food donations in our area; we have a large number of food insecure people, and the area food pantries are extremely low on supplies.”

They are asking residents to have their donations ready, so that volunteers can reach as many

Volunteers will also collect monetary donations. Checks should be made out to:  Brown Bag Food Project. Those donations will be divvied up among participating pantries.
Volunteers will meet at Grounds for Thought, 174 S. Main St. at the beginning of their chosen shift on either Saturday or Sunday. Shifts are two hours long.
To sign up, go to:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_P-u0wQX5gYCFWTPEs2pItvbEuwt06jOnEnp3MHXiON84iQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

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