COMBAT HUNGER: Collecting For Food Bank

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Thanksgiving is just a week away, and while many will sit down for a big meal, not everyone is that lucky.

You can help feed hungry Iowans without ever leaving your car.

The 23rd Annual Combat Hunger Food Drive to benefit the Food Bank of Iowa is going on at 12th and Locust, in downtown Des Moines.

Volunteers are collecting food and cash donations until 6:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Last year Iowans donated nearly 217,000 pounds of food during the food drive, about 10,000 pounds more than the previous year.

Organizers say this year the need is greater than ever.

“A lot of our kids are going to school hungry, for most of us we’ll never know what a real hunger pain feels like, or the idea of not knowing.  You know, most of us have breakfast are already making lunch plans and at lunch we’re making dinner plans, so we gotta help. We gotta help the people who are suffering,” says Colleen Kelly of STAR 102.5.

Tacopocalypse is serving lunch until 1:00 p.m. Thursday where STAR 102.5 is set up, one dollar from each meal sold will go back to the Food Bank of Iowa.