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A season of giving

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A community-wide food drive will be launching in late November, sponsored by our local Alco store.  Read the skinny:

Duckwall-Alco will be sponsoring a Canned Food Drive from November 23rd through December 6th.

The food banks across our country are at critical stages and during the holiday season they have an even greater need for our support. Here are some statistics that many people are not aware of:

  • The number of people below the poverty threshold numbered 37.3 million in 2007, a rate of 12.5 percent of all Americans.
  • An estimated 36.2 million Americans, or 12.2 percent are food insecure; meaning their access to enough food is limited by a lack of money and other resources.
  • 14.9 percent of all families with related children under 18 years of age live in poverty
  • 17.7 percent of all rural households with children are food insecure, over 1 million children

Duckwall – Alco will be placing a canned food donation container at the front of all stores during this two week period and will be advertising this food drive in weekly ads. The foods collected will be provided to our local food bank.  Duckwall-Alco will also be matching these donations with their own contributions of up to 50 tons distributed across the participating food banks.  In order to make this a town wide event Alco will have sign packages for any other businesses in town.  This will allow the entire business community to come together for this worthy cause.  These sign packets can be picked up at the Duckwall – Alco store.

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Written by Caleb

November 3, 2009 at 3:54 pm

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