ROCHELLE — 102.3 The Coyote, SuperHits 93.5 with Anderson Plumbing and Heating in downtown Rochelle, along with many community-minded businesses present the 15th Annual Two Ton Thanksgiving Food Drive on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Anderson Plumbing and Heating, 621 1st Ave.
All food and money collected will be donated to the Rochelle Christian Food Pantry to help families in need this holiday season.
“The need in the community is great and we need everyone’s help. We are looking for donations of food, or a $20 bill or two, or even $5 goes a long ways.” SuperHits 93.5 and 102.3 The Coyote General Manager Gary Petersen said. “For every $20 donation, a family of four will have everything they need for a great Thanksgiving meal.”
Donors have stepped up to the plate every year. For every $1 donated the Food Pantry can buy up to $8 worth of food.
“The last 14 years have been tremendous and we hope this year can be even better. We ask everyone to gather whatever they can, food, cash, or write a check, and drop it off at Anderson’s on Nov. 19,” Petersen added.
The food will be distributed from Anderson Plumbing and Heating on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., or until all the boxes are gone.
SuperHits93.5 and 102.3 The Coyote will be broadcasting throughout the event Thursday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.
This year donations online are being excepted by going to www.1023TheCoyote.com or www.SuperHits935.com click on the food drive icon or click on the Events tab, to make a secure online monetary donation.
A big thank you to area businesses that care enough to help this holiday season: Anderson Plumbing and Heating, Allstate Insurance, City of Rochelle/RMU, Fairways Golf Course, Kunes Country Auto Group in Oregon, Holcomb Bank, Rochelle Rotary Club, Tyson Foods, Rochelle Foods, Central Bank, Iron Skillet/Hub City Express, United Way of Ogle County, Hidden Timber Gardens, Rochelle Chamber of Commerce, Rochelle Community Hospital, Raflie’s BBQ, Salinas Chiropractic, Weichert Realtors, Illinois Lottery, Terri Schaefer State Farm Insurance and BrightFarms in Rochelle
Social distancing and COVID-19 rules will be in effect. Please have your mask on. Hand sanitizer will provided.