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Volunteers collect thousands of pounds of food at Can-a-thon

Volunteers hit the streets to collect canned goods to support local food pantries.

The annual Foodshare Can-a-thon brings out hundreds of people looking to help the cause by collecting donations.

Driving around neighborhoods the volunteers pick up donations left by residents.

They expect to collect about 100,000 lbs of food to be distributed by the Peoria Area Anit-Hunger Collation to over 30,000 people dealing with food insecurity in Central Illinois.

“About this time of year, the pantries, their stores go down. People are really generous at Christmas and then it kind of gets away from them, they don’t think about it as much,” President of Peoria Area Anti-Hunger Collation said.

“This is a good time of year to build it up. Besides kids will be out of school soon and people will need more food because they won’t have the lunch programs and things.”

They will be expecting donations for the next two weeks, you can visit your local Kroger store to donate.

 

Stephanie Rodriguez

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