You don't even have to get out of your car if you don't want to. Part of the parking lot has been barricaded off at Market Street. All you have to do is pull up and someone will come take your donation. That someone will be one of the many selfless volunteers who make the food drive possible.
All the food that comes into the South Plains Food Bank during this year's 'U-Can Share' Food Drive, is expected to feed around 5,000 needy families. Families who would otherwise go hungry this Christmas.
|20th Annual U-Can-Share Food Drive|
Food Bank Executive Director David Weaver says none of it would be possible without those who give of themselves. "We couldn't do it if we didn't have great volunteers. In a year's time we will log over 300,000 volunteer hours."
Kyle Rogers, a 14 year volunteer veteran at the U-Can Share Food Drive considers it an honor to simply take part. He says the reward comes in seeing the faces of those on the receiving end. "Especially the little kids. You see them and their eyes light up when they see the vegetables and some of the other goods we put in those boxes. It really it's a warm feeling for you."
Kyle's fellow volunteer Doug Carlson knows that warm feeling would never happen without the generous people of Lubbock. "Lubbock is a big hearted community. Everyone seems to work together and pull together, and at the end the week there's no doubt in my mind we'll have 500,000 pounds of food."
500,000 pounds of food is the goal of this years food drive, they are also hoping to raise $100,000 in cash donations. They're asking you bring any non-perishable goods you can spare to United Market Street on 50th and Indiana, preferably not glass and also try not to bring dented or swollen cans because those aren't usable.