Local groups, businesses help Harvest for the Hungry

October 27, 2013

Sponsored by Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group and ACMI, the he Jackson County Community Health Action Team is holding their annual “Harvest for the Hungry” Food Drive to re-stock the Community Cupboard at 900 S. Carver Road. This year’s event is being held Nov. 2-9.

Volunteers will be putting out sacks at homes across Altus next weekend, and are asking residents to fill them with non-perishable food items. The filled sacks will be picked up the following Saturday, and items used to help re-stock the local Community Cupboard.

Suggested items include canned meat, soup, canned vegetables, canned fruit, dried beans, dried peas, pasta, rice, flour, sugar, cornmeal, canned and powdered milk, peanut butter, jelly and jam, Ramen noodles, instant masked potatoes, crackers, hot and cold cereal, baby food, as well as disposable diapers, bar soap, laundry detergent and toilet tissue.

Volunteer groups helping with the event this year include the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Jackson County 4-H Riding Club, Navajo School cheerleaders, Western Oklahoma State College, Southwest Technology Center, Business Professionals of American and Health Occupation Students of America, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, First Baptist Church, First Christian Church, First United Methodist Church, Martha Road Baptist Church, Overflo Youth of Altus Christian Fellowship, Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Altus High School’s Honor Society, Leo Lions, ROTC, FCCLA, and Altus Teens Interact, Altus Jr. High’s Leo Lions, and from Altus Air Force Base, Altus Spouses Club, and the 97th Air Mobility Wing, Civil Engineering Squadron, Communications Squadron, Contracting Squadron, Logistics Training Squadron, Medical Group, Medical Support Squadron, Operations Support Squadron, and Training Squadron.

Other groups assisting include the Altus Times, Domino’s Pizza, Bar Circle W Sales, KWHW/KRKZ/KQ106 and KEYB Media Specialties. Sacks for the event were purchased with help from First National Bank, First State Bank, Stockmans Bank, Kiwanis, NBC Oklahoma, MidFirst Bank, Shamrock Bank, Putnam Toyota and United Supermarkets. Posters to advertise the event are courtesy of Altus Printing Company.