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Addresses sought for 'absolutely vital' KVOE Drive for Food Featured

By September 15, 2020 397
Non-perishable food and personal hygiene items are needed for the KVOE Drive for Food taking place Oct. 8 to benefit the Emporia Salvation Army food pantry. Non-perishable food and personal hygiene items are needed for the KVOE Drive for Food taking place Oct. 8 to benefit the Emporia Salvation Army food pantry. KVOE News file photo

KVOE's annual Drive for Food is officially Oct. 8, but the big event for the Emporia Salvation Army's food pantry is now underway.


Donations of all non-perishable food are needed as well as personal hygiene items, especially for women. On KVOE's Newsmaker segment Tuesday, Major Deb Thompson said this comes at a time when the Salvation Army is seeing more demand as a whole. It's also seeing increased demand through larger families and residents who haven't needed help for several years.

The drive is Oct. 8. As has been the case since the outset, residents and business owners can simply call KVOE Promotions Manager Erren Harter at 342-1400, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or message the Bluestem Farm and Ranch text line at 620-342-5863 with their address. On Oct. 8, residents can leave their donations on their front porches or driveways and businesses can set aside space in their buildings for pickup by KVOE staff and volunteers 

 

KVOE Drive for Food needs

 

Food

*Beans
*Lentils
*Rice
*Ramen Noodles
*Boxed Meals (i.e. Hamburger Helper and Suddenly Salad)
*Drinks (i.e. Kool-Aid, coffee, tea, flavored water, Hawaiian Punch, etc…)
*Jelly/Jam
*Spaghetti Sauce
*Canned meals (i.e. Chef Boyardee)
*Canned meat (chicken, salmon, or Spam)
*Snacks
*Shelf Milk
*Baking items
*Pancake Syrup
*Biscuits and Gravy
*Grits, Cream of Wheat, Malt-O-Meal

Hygiene products 


*Women’s Hygiene items (i.e. shaving cream, shampoo, deodorant, body wash, feminine hygiene products, etc…)
*Toothbrush//Toothpaste
*Detergent
*Men’s body wash
*Razors
*Combs/Brushes
*Diapers (size 6 and up) and/or Pull-ups
*Baby Wipes

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