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'No Hungry Neighbors' food drive continues; 1,378 pounds collected to date

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Alta Municipal Utilities of Alta are sponsoring their second annual food drive to serve the needy people in the community. The winter season is fast approaching and it brings additional hardships with it. Drastic increases in heating costs are projected.

Volunteers at the Lord's Cupboard have witnessed the number of people needing assistance triple during the past year. That number will only increase as the depressed economy period is endured. Together, Alta can make a difference in the lives of the needy. It is the hope that no one in the community goes hungry during this upcoming holiday season.

The purpose of "No Hungry Neighbors" is to help feed the working poor, the unemployed, the elderly, the disabled, the people on fixed incomes, the homeless and those experiencing temporary emergencies. The goal has been increased to collect 2,500 pounds of food this year. Donations will be given to the local food pantry, the Lord's Cupboard, for distribution.

Suggested food items include: canned meat, hotdogs, tuna, cereals, canned fruit, canned vegetables, packaged meats, Jell-O, pudding, sugar, flour, juices, soups, spaghetti sauces, dry pasta, peanut butter, dish soap, laundry detergent and paper products.

Collection barrels are placed at City Hall, 223 Main St. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. If you wish to make arrangements for donation pick-up, please call City Hall at 200-2105 or the Utility Office at 200-1122. Monetary donations would also be appreciated. Checks may be made out to "The Lord's Cupboard" and dropped off or mailed to City Hall.Each donation, no matter how large or small, will play a significant part in helping Alta's needy neighbors. Watch for updates on the progress of the drive in reaching the goal of 2,500 pounds on the local Altatec cable channel 3.

The food drive will continue until the goal is met.



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