On Saturday, October 19 from 9AM-1PM, the Janesville City Council in partnership with ECHO and the Janesville Salvation Army will hold a food drive at local grocery stores. Individuals wishing to contribute non-perishable food items are asked to visit one of the grocery stores listed below on to drop off their donation from their home or from the store:
• Woodman’s Food Market, 2819 N. Lexington Dr.
• Daniels Sentry, 2822 E. Milwaukee St.
• Daniels Sentry, 2501 W Court St.
• Pick ‘n Save, 1717 Center Ave. # 100
• Schnucks, 1501 Creston Park Dr.
• Basics, 1711 Lodge Drive
During this event, City Councilmember and volunteers will be present at each store from 9AM-1PM to collect the food. All food items collected will be distributed to the food banks administered by ECHO and the Salvation Army. This event is also an excellent way in which to interact with your Councilmembers.
During the spring “Big Give” food drive, the Janesville community generously donated more than 3,800 pounds of non-perishable food items and over $800 in cash donations. The amount collected made approximately 7,700 meals for Janesville area families.
Council President Voskuil explains, “Janesville residents have demonstrated their generosity through their donations and our previous food drives were very successful. I would like to encourage all residents and businesses to consider helping their neighbors by donating a food item to the Big Give.”
The Janesville City Council encourages all Janesville residents to participate in this special event by donating one or more non-perishable food items. Your contribution to this event will help make it a success, and more importantly, help local families in need.
For questions about this event, please contact the City Manager's Office at 755-3177.
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