On Thursday, 280 local families enjoyed a great Thanksgiving dinner this year with help from the Cache Community Food Pantry. Pantry director Matt Whittaker thanks the public for helping in the effort and now he says plans are well underway for Saturday’s big holiday food drive.
Whittaker says the Utah Food Bank changed the schedule and the drive was moved to September last year. He says it’s back to the holidays this year and he expects the Hunger Action Food Drive to be much more successful.
<span>”We have contacted the different religions, the different faiths in the valley, and told them to organize it how they will within their own congregations,” says Whittaker. “Usually that’s an announcement the week before so they can be aware and have it ready.</span>
<span>”Then somebody will come down </span><span><span>on Saturday</span></span><span> morning and pick up what you have put out on your porch. Then they’ll bring it down to the food pantry.”</span>
Whittaker reminds local residents to make sure the food is there on the porch early Saturday morning.