WKVI’s Fifth Annual Food Drive on Saturday was a rousing success. Tom Berg and Tony Ross collected items and donations at Five Star for the Community Services of Starke County Food Pantry, while Nathan Welter, Mitch Columbe and Mary Perren did the same at Sanders in the Winamac Plaza. Items collected there went to the Pulaski County Human Services Food Pantry. They include 5,200 pounds of food and $1,392.49. Galbreath employees brought two vehicles full of food, weighing 3,000 pounds, and the Winamac Community High School Football Team also gave generously. After the drive was over, the WKVI staff helped unload the items at Pulaski County Human Services, where they will be sorted and distributed to families in need.
“You all exemplify our motto, people helping people,” Director Jacki Frain said.
Both the Pulaski County Human Services and Community Services of Starke County Food Pantries are in constant need of non-perishable food items like canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, pasta and canned soups as well as personal care items like soap, shampoo, toilet paper and deodorant.