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Please Donate to our 24th Annual Bob Skaggs Memorial Food Drive

Your Hometown Radio Stations – 93.1 KMKT, 97.5 KLAK and Mad Rock 102.5 – are delighted to bring you our 24th Annual Bob Skaggs Memorial Food Drive – presented by Tyson Foods & Lankford Roofing – Monday, November 23rd through Wednesday, November 25th!

This year we celebrate 24 years of helping local families have enough food to eat through the Salvation Army of Grayson County’s food pantry. Last year, in 2019, you donated more than 200,000 canned goods & non-perishable food items!

With your help, we can bring in even more donations in 2020, because with everything that’s happened this year – they are DESPERATELY needed!

So, please get with your family, neighbors & co-workers now and start collecting your canned goods, other non-perishable items & cash donations for this year’s food drive. That way you can bring them all to us as we broadcast LIVE from Walmart in Sherman (Hwys 75 & 82) for the two & a half days before Thanksgiving.

Something NEW we’re offering for 2020 is that you can also make your monetary donation to the 24th Annual Bob Skaggs Memorial Food Drive ONLINEhttps://give.salvationarmytexas.org/campaign/bob-skaggs-memorial-food-drive/c310458 

(You can either click the link or the image above to make your online donation)

At Walmart, we’re putting social distancing measures to keep our radio station staff, the Skaggs family, Salvation Army representatives and other volunteers safe & healthy during the food drive. So, we’re asking that you stay in your vehicle & allow our volunteers to get donations for you (you just let us know where they are).

But, we’re also still keeping the EXTENDED hours we’ve had the last couple of years to give you more time to bring your donations to us later in the evening. We’ll accept your donations from 6am-8pm on Monday, November 23rd, 6am-8pm on Tuesday, November 24th and from 6am-Noon on Wednesday, November 25th.

The 24rd Annual Bob Skaggs Memorial Food Drive is also brought to you in part by:

 

Here are some of our great HOURLY sponsors of the Food Drive:

                         

 

So, what kinds of non-perishable food & other items are needed? Here’s that info from our friends at the Salvation Army of Grayson County:

Every year the Salvation Army in Grayson County serves more than 15,000 pounds of food each month through meals to the homeless and food pantry operations.

An estimated 22% of our neighbors in Grayson County don’t know where their next meal is coming from. The amount of food provided to each household depends upon the household size, the ages of household members, and special nutritional needs of the household. When available, personal care and household supplies are also included.

The Annual KMKT/KLAK/KMAD Bob Skaggs Memorial Food Drive is the largest food drive benefiting the Salvation Army in the State of Texas. Each and every item received in this food drive stays in Grayson County.

Here is a list of the things the Salvation Army of Grayson County tries to put into bags for every household:

Cereal, cold/hot
Crackers
Canned Veggies including peas, spinach, carrots, green beans, corn and mixed vegetables
Canned Fruit
Mac & Cheese Box Dinners
Canned Beans
Canned Soup
Tuna Fish
Spaghetti
Stewed Tomatoes
Rice
Pinto beans
Peanut Butter
Fruit Juice
Jell-O

Specialty Items Most Often Requested:

Sugar/Flour
Cooking Oil
Coffee
Coffee Creamer
Condiments (in general)
Feminine Hygiene Items
Toilet Paper
Tooth Paste
Laundry Detergent
Deodorant
Shave Cream/Disposable Razors
Diapers, size 2—6
Baby Wipes

 

Thanks in advance for your GENEROUS donations!

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