Annual memorial food drive starts in Kewaunee County
KEWAUNEE – The Kewaunee County Department of Human Services has launched its sixth annual Giving for Sara Food Drive, asking the local community to help those in need in the county by donating food and other household items or money.
The fundraiser to stock the shelves at food pantries across the county is held in memory of Sara Malay, who was serving as Aging Services Unit Director in the human services department when she unexpectedly passed away Oct. 7, 2013.
“Sara was a woman with a passion for helping others and bringing joy to their lives,” says Jodi Vandervest, adult services worker with the department. “Sara made sure that residents of Kewaunee County had access to good nutrition, especially the seniors.”
Donations will be taken through Dec. 31 at the Human Services building, 810 Lincoln St., Kewaunee. The drive seeks nonperishable food items — especially healthy items like canned meats and vegetables, soups, healthy cereals and cereal bars — and paper and hygiene products (napkins, toilet paper, paper towels, diapers, tissues, tampons and pads, baby wipes, soaps, personal grooming products).
Monetary donations also are being accepted. Those who wish to write out a check should make it out to Kewaunee County and drop it off at the Human Services department. Receipts will be available.
For every donation, donors can put an ornament on the Christmas tree in the Human Services lobby. Ornaments will be provided or donors can bring their own.
For more information, call 920-388-7030.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Annual memorial food drive starts in Kewaunee County