The annual “Harvest for the Hungry” campaign, sponsored by the Jackson County Community Action Team (JCCHAT), is held each year to help re-stock the Community Cupboard in Altus.
Now in it’s 26th year, Harvest for the Hungry asks citizens to place filled bags of non-perishable foods and other household items by their front door to be picked up on Saturday, Nov. 10. Volunteers will be out the Saturday before, Nov. 3, placing empty bags at homes to be filled for this purpose.
Items needed include canned meat, soup, canned fruits and vegetables, dried beans and peas, pasta, rice, jelly and jam, flour, sugar, cornmeal, canned and powdered milk, peanut butter, Ramen noodles, instant mashed potatoes, crackers, hot and cold cereal, bar soap, laundry detergent, toilet tissue, babby food, and disposable diapers.
Harvest for the Hungry asks that filled bag(s) be placed by the front door of your home no later than 9 a.m. on Nov. 10, but if for some reason your house is missed, call 482-5040 on Monday, Nov. 12, and they will come and pick it up.