Festival Foods and NBC26 team up for food drive


rtTO PARTNER WITH FESTIVAL FOODS.. TO SUPPORT THEIR “FOOD FOR NEIGHBORS”.. AND “PAW AWAY HUNGER” rtPROGRAMS. TODAY.. WE’RE HOLDING A “FOOD DRIVE”.. FOR BOTH PEOPLE.. AND PETS.. AT THE “FESTIVAL FOODS” STORE.. IN “MENASHA.” STACY ENGEBRETSON.. SHOWS US.. HOW YOUR DONATIONS.. rt ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE… IN TONIGHT’S NBC-26 CARES. IT WAS A DAY-LONG MISSION.. TO STUFF A VAN.. FULL OF DONATIONS. rtTHE FOOD COLLECTED.. WILL HELP STOCK THE SHELVES.. AT TWO ORGANIZATIONS.. THAT SERVE THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES.. AND rtANIMALS.. THAT NEED A “HELPING HAND.” FROM A SIMPLE CAN OF FOOD.. TO BOTTLES OF WATER… rtJUST A SMALL DONATION.. CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE. JUST ASK “PATRICIA BANGART”.. WHO’S HAD TO RELY ON A FOOD PANTRY.. DURING ROUGH TIMES. rtTHANKFUL FOR THE “SAFETY NET” THAT CAUGHT HER… “PATRICIA”.. IS NOW PAYING IT FORWARD.. BY DONATING TO THE “FESTIVAL FOODS”.. AND N-B-C 26 “FOOD rtFOR NEIGHBORS” “FOOD DRIVE.” THE NON- PERISHABLE ITEMS.. WILLrt BE TAKEN.. TO “SAINT JOSEPH’S FOOD PROGRAM”.. IN “MENASHA”. THE PANTRY SERVES 750 LOW-INCOME FAMILIES A WEEK. rt THEY’RE IMPORTANT TO THE “FOX VALLEY HUMANE ASSOCIATION”.. AS WELL. rt VOLUNTEER “DAWN YOHR” SAYS.. THE PET FOOD DONATIONS.. COLLECTED DURING THIS FOOD DrtRIVE.. WILL HELP FEED THE FIVE-THOUSAND ANIMALS THE SHELTER CARES FOR.. EVERY YEAR. BOTH NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.. SAYING THANK YOU TO FESTIVAL FOODS FOR THEIR SUPPORT. rt IT’S A COMMUNITY SERVICE.. THE GROCERY STORE.. TAKES PRIDE IN. rt KNOWING THEY CAN HELP PUT A MEAL ON THE TABLE.. FOR THOSE WHO STRUGGLE.. TO MAKE ENDS MEET. IFrt YOU DIDN’T GET A CHANCE TO DONATE… YOU CAN PURCHASE A FIVE OR TEN-DOLLAR DONATION CARD.. AT “FESTIVAL FOODS.” TO DATE.. SHOPPErtRS HAVE GIVEN NEARLY ONE- POINT-FOUR MILLION DOLLARS.. TO THE “FOOD FOR NEIGHBORS”.. AND “PAW AWAY HUNGER” PROGRAMS.. THAT BENEFIT FORTY FOOD rt PANTRIES.. AND 29 ANIMAL ORGANIZATIONS.. IN WISCONSIN. STACY ENGEBRETSON.. NBC26. WE’VE BEEN COLLECTING FOOD rtTHROUGHOUT THE DAY AT OUR DRIVE IN MENASHA.. LET’S CHECK IN NOW.. WITH NBC-26’S SHARA TAYLOR.. SHARA… HOW WAS rtTHE TURNOUT TODAY? JON AND CASSANDRA… IT WAS A REALLY NICE TURN OUT TODAY. LOOK AT ALL OF THE FOOD AND DONATIONS WE’VE COLLECTED..rt AND IT’S ALL THANKS TO YOU — AND YOUR GENEROSITY. WE’LL BE DROPPING OFF ALL OF THESE DONATIONS TOMORROW… AT “SAINT JOSEPH’S FOOD PROGRAM”.. AND THrtE “FOX VALLEY HUMANE ASSOCAITION”… WE’RE GOING TO HELP GET ALL OF THIS.. INTO THE HANDS OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO NEED IT MOST. rt rtREMEMBER YOU CAN MAKE A MONETARY DONATION AT FESTIVAL FOODS ANYTIME… TO OUR “FOOD FOR NEIGHBORS” rtPARTNERSHIP. AGAIN.. WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED… IT’S BECAUSE OF YOU THAT WE CAN HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN.rt JON AND CASSANDRA… BACK TO YOU. IT’S THE LONGEST STANDING RIVALRY IN

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