Behind The Scenes At The U Can Share Food Drive - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/6/04

Behind The Scenes At The U Can Share Food Drive

In the next five days, we're hoping folks across the South Plains will open their pocketbooks and their pantry's to help the less fortunate of the South Plains - just as you have for 20 years already.

We begin this year's effort with a look a what it takes to organize one of the biggest food drives in Texas. "We take the cans from people and they pull through, we sort the cans into the various totes that we have set up," those are just some of the things hundreds of volunteers will be doing at the U Can Share Food Drive.

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Kyle Rogers, a volunteer for the past 16 years, says the number of those who help stretches beyond those you see on TV. "We've got volunteers out here from about 8:00 in the morning until 10:30 at night. From those who volunteer, to those who donate." Kyle says the effort brings out the kindness of the community every year. "People always say yes, we very seldom get a no and that's the great thing about living here."

By Saturday evening organizers say 13 trailers will be filled with canned food, thanks to the drive. "It's hard to believe that this food we raise here will probably only last us through late February to early March," he says. That food will include filled boxes going to about 5,000 families during the holidays. "That has enough food in it to provide a family of four with a nutritious meal for a week," explains Kyle.

So with everyone's help, this year's goal of 575,000 pounds will be met. "It sounds like a lot of food, and it is but there are people who need it desperately out here on the South Plains," says Kyle.

If you would like to donate to the food drive just drop by sometime this week at the United Market Street located at 50th and Indiana between 8 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.

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