Holiday food drive effort more than $30,000 behind
The Janesville School District's annual food distribution will accept cash or checks through Wednesday, Nov. 28.
Checks may be made out to the School District of Janesville or Delivering Bags of Hope and delivered to any school office or the Educational Services Center, 527 S. Franklin St., Janesville, WI 53548, care of Denise Jensen.
Receipts will be available for those who want to claim donations on their income taxes. For information, call 608-743-5055.
JANESVILLE More than $30,000 is still needed for the annual Bags of Hope holiday food distribution.
The Janesville School District reports that $9,700 has been raised. The $40,000 goal remains unchanged from recent years. The donation deadline is Nov. 28.
The district's administration and employee unions took over the long-running event from the United Auto Workers and General Motors four years ago.
The goal in recent years has been to provide two weeks worth of groceries for 300 needy families.
The event, in which volunteers assemble bags of groceries and deliver them, is set for Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Lanair distribution center, 2929 Venture Drive.
School social workers compile a list of families that will receive the food. Money to buy the food has come from students, community members and businesses. Local businesses also have donated food, the distribution site and materials to the drive.
More than 300 families and 75 senior citizens benefited from last year's event, according to the district. The goal is to help a similar number this year.
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