An official kick-off meeting for the 2015 Harvest for Hungry food drive in support of the Community Cupboard was held Thursday. The Community Cupboard is a year-round effort by the Southwest Community Action Group, Inc. to help feed families in the Altus area.
From January 2015 through August 2015, there have been 2,477 baskets distributed by the Community Cupboard, feeding more than 3,525 adults and 2,014 children. The Cupboard operates on donations. Generous donations have totaled 12,000 items in previous years’ Harvest for Hungry food drives. The group is asking for the community’s help in reaching 15,000 items this year. Volunteers will be distributing Harvest for Hungry donation bags in Altus, asking that those bags are filled with non-perishable food items to re-stock the Community Cupboard. Volunteers will then pick up those bags at the end of the food drive, on Nov. 14. The bags only need to be placed at the front door of the residence. Volunteers will take care of the rest.
The following items are urgently needed: canned meat, soup, canned vegetables, canned fruit, dried beans, dries peas, pasta, rice, jelly and jam, peanut butter, flour, sugar, cornmeal, canned and powdered milk, Ramen noodles, instant mashed potatoes, crackers, hot and cold cereal, hygiene items, laundry detergent, toilet tissue, baby food, and disposable diapers. Filled bags must be placed by your front door no later than 9 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 14.
For more information call 580-482-5040. The Community Cupboard is located in the Southwest Community Action Group building at 900 S . Carver Road.
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