Food drive successful for 14th year

Jim Reeves places donated food onto a table so that it can be given out to families in need.

ROCHELLE – The 14th Annual Two-Ton Food Drive presented by Good Times Oldies 1060, 102.3 the Coyote and Anderson Plumbing and Heating was off to a really good start on Thursday. 

The food drive that takes place every year in the community set its highest record last year by collecting more than three tons of food and raising more than $10,000 in monitory donations. This year’s drive brought in more than three tons of items and more than $5,100. 

The Rochelle Christian Food Pantry, that will receive all of the food that is not given out to families for the holidays, would like to thank everyone involved for their donations and participation.

“Thank you to the whole community for being so generous, we could not function without your support,” said Jennie O’Rorke, Rochelle Christian Food Pantry board president. The food pantry distributes the collected food on Saturday morning.

For every dollar donated, eight dollars’ worth of food can be purchased from the food bank. 

As well as food and monitory donations, the Rochelle Christian Food Pantry is accepting cleaning supplies, diapers and anything else that people cannot purchase with governmental help. 

“This event really shows the amount of cooperation among Christians in the community coming together to support those in need,” added O’Rorke.

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