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Food Bank Drive at WKAR and MSU Library

WKAR is pleased to again host a drive for the Greater Lansing Food Bank through December 15.

The drive is a tradition at WKAR, with last year's collection weighing in at 978 pounds. The goal for this season's drive is to surpass 1,000 pounds of food and personal products.

Two Drop Off Locations

Those wishing to contribute may bring donations of boxed, canned or professionally packaged non-perishable items to one of two locations: WKAR's south lobby in the Communication Arts & Sciences building on the MSU campus or the MSU Library Circulation Desk, at the south entrance of the library on Circle Drive.

Protect America Cares student group 4 Media is also helping with the WKAR collection. Thanks to them for helping us get the word out!

Items in Need

Please pay attention to expiration dates when gathering donations. Items that are particularly needed include boxed dinners, soups and stews, juices, high protein items such as peanut butter, canned tuna or salmon or meats, canned fruit and vegetables, pasta and ramen, tomato items, snack bars, baby formula, muffin and pancake mixes and boxed dessert mixes. Staples such as flour, sugar and syrup and pre-packaged cookies and crackers are also welcome.

Personal care items may include combs, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, disposable razors, shampoo, soap bars and body wash, dental items and toilet paper.

Group Donations Welcome

WKAR is pleased to receive collections from holiday parties, university department efforts and collections by schools or informal groups. If donating a large amount of items from a group or business to WKAR's drive and would like the group's name shared with the food bank, please contact Jeanie Croope at jeanie@wkar.org.

In July, the Greater Lansing Food Bank and the Mid-Michigan Food Bank became one unified organization focused on efficiently feeding those in need in the counties of Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Shiawassee, Gratiot, Clare and Isabella.

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