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MKC Kicks Off Annual Food Drive

Apr 22, 2021

Starting on May 1 and continuing throughout the month, MKC employees are joining together to help fill the shelves of area food banks through MKC's ninth annual food drive.

“This is a great time to pick up a few extra items at the grocery store or sort through your cabinets and bring in non-expired items to help those in need,” says Sarah Bellar, MKC Community Involvement Committee member. “Any amount of donation by member-owners, community members, employees, vendor partners and others that are dropped off at the nearest MKC location will be donated to local food banks. These donations will go a long way and be greatly appreciated.”

MKC’s goal is to donate 2,500 pounds of items to community food banks throughout its footprint. Participate in the 2021 Food Drive by dropping off items at any full-time MKC location before May 31. There will also be monetary donation tins at full-time MKC locations.
 
The following is a brief list of suggested items most needed by food banks: personal hygiene products (shampoo, body wash, toothbrushes and toothpaste, bar soap, feminine products, deodorant); paper products (paper towels, toilet paper); canned fruits; canned veggies; juice; applesauce; rice or pasta; boxed potatoes or stuffing; canned meats; dry cereal; boxed or powdered milk; soups; boxed or canned dinners; peanut butter and jelly; baby food.
 


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