The Food for Families food drive is our regional, annual food drive that gathers in almost 100,000 pounds of food for the Food Care Center and several other small food pantries to distribute during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. It is a really big deal with lots of moving parts.
The collection sites for food on that big day, Friday, November 18, 2011, 6:00 am – 8:00 pm, include the following:
· HEB, both in Killeen (downtown and Trimmier locations) and Harker Heights
· Walmart, both in Killeen and Harker Heights
· IGA, on Rancier
· Commissaries, both Warrior Way and Clear Creek
· Special Events Center on W.S. Young
Partners on this day include a host of folks:
§ Food Car Center Board and volunteers volunteers and Board
§ Smaller pantry volunteers
§ Two Rotary Clubs (Killeen Noon and Killeen-Heights)
§ Fort Hood, with soldiers, vehicles, and equipment
§ Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts
§ Knights of Columbus (Fort Hood and Killeen-Heights)
§ ExtraCo Bank
§ Young Professionals
§ Pizza Hut
§ Rotaract at Central Texas College
§ Central Texas College International Students
§ Lions Clubs (both noon and evening)
Anyone who wants to help can show up at the Special Events Center where the place will be bustling and can drop off food at any of the sites listed above.
This is a community-wide food drive; 1 in 6 families in our community go to bed hungry; we are in this together.