I received word today from Captain Ramona of the Salvation Army of Marquette stating that their food pantry received a $1,000 cash donation which enabled them to purchase 6,250 lbs. of food. That is a substantial donation for the food drive, bringing the drive total to 7,010 lbs!!!! They are HALF WAY to their projected goal of 14,000!!!
River Valley Bank of Marquette has granted the Salvation Army permission to place their Little Red Kettles at all their branch locations for drive collections!!!! That is great – cash donations equal food purchases!!!
The Emergency Food Drive continues through to Saturday, September 1st!! Please spread the word to your friends and neighbors that WE CAN REACH OUR GOAL BY SATURDAY!!!!! = : )