Crittenden County Food Bank has launched an effort to increase community backing, selling raffle tickets for several gift packages and collecting non-perishables at multiple locations.
According to Dwight Sherer, who is
spearheading the effort, non-perishables will be collected at Conrad's
Harvest Foods from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, or items can be dropped
off anytime through Saturday at Marion City Hall, Crittenden County
Courthouse or Partners Insurance.
In addition, raffle tickets
are being sold for $100 gift cards to both local grocery stores, a $100
gas card from Five Star Food Mart, gift cards from Glenn's on Main in
Marion and Copper Top Bar-B-Q in Fredonia and two rounds of golf for two
separate foursomes including cart rentals at Deer Lakes Golf Course in
Salem. Tickets – $1 per chance or six for $5 – can be purchased from
Sherer, Denise Byarley at Partners Insurance, Mayree Sherer at
Crittenden Health Systems or Mitzi Vaughn in Salem. Sherer said winners
will be drawn Saturday evening and notified.
All money collected
will go directly to the food bank, which expects this year to distribute
about 55 tons of food to hungry families.