Our local community food drive has grown an awesome amount since it began in 1999. Back then, the group of churches, businesses, and individuals that came together were able to provide meals for 50 families.

In 2017, the community of volunteers were able to feed 2,000 families, and we're hoping to hit that goal again in 2018.

Monetary funds are raised by anyone willing to help the cause, and the volunteers will use those funds to provide meal boxes to be delivered to families in our area on Saturday, November 17th.

The meal boxes contain a ham and approximately 20 food items. In order to get this done in a timely manner, between 350-450 volunteers are needed.

Everyone is welcome to come out on November 17th. We'll gather the Brookshire Brothers Warehouse* at 8:30 a.m. and are expected to be finished by noon. Volunteers can expect to assemble the meal boxes and those capable will be provided with address and directions to the families receiving the food.

Brookshire Brothers Warehouse
1402 N. John Redditt Drive
Lufkin TX 

If you want to help the cause, but aren't able to give time, contributions may be made by mailing a check to:

Community Food Drive

1508 S. 1st St.
Lufkin, TX 75901

If you know a family that is in need, you can call 936-631-3176 or email aharris@dpsol.com. Be prepared to give the following;

-Family Name
-Address (including directions from Brookshire Brothers Warehouse)
-Home/cell phone number
-Number of people living in house
-Contact person at the home

Food boxes aren't guaranteed, but volunteers and organizers will do their best to reach the families on Nov. 17th.

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