Can they do it?
That’s the question the folks at Save on Foods are asking themselves as they gear up for their latest effort to help the local food bank.
Save On Foods operations manager Maurie Robinson said the store is planning to facilitate an attempt to fill up the Salvation Army truck with donated food.
The event is slated for Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“The Salvation Army is bringing their truck up to the front of the store and we will have a table at the south exit,” Robinson said. “They will be trying to fill the truck with donations.”
Besides offering a venue for the food drive, Save On Foods will also help shoppers fill the truck, offering donation bags of food for purchase inside the store.
“This is no contest and we are not trying to set a minimum or a maximum,” Robinson said. “It’s for a good cause.”
That good cause comes at a good time, says the Salvation Army’s Major Rolf Guenther.
“It’s a marvelous time for this,” he said. “We appreciate the help, because we have to fill up our shelves and get ready for Christmas and there’s a lot of food going out, so the more we have, the better we can sleep.”
He noted as well that the Salvation Army Food Bank is looking for volunteers, especially during the Christmas rush.