KCBY Can Do Food Drive feeds hundreds

KCBY, Apr 21, 2009

Filling up food pantries all along the South Coast, the first ever KCBY Can Do Food Drive brings in thousands of pounds of food for hungry families in need.

Earlier this month, community members and area businesses along Coos and Curry counties pitched in to raise more than 4,100 pounds of canned or non-perishable food items.

KCBY caught up with Rollie Lobsinger at South Coast Food Share, who says every item will go to hungry individuals and families in the area.

“4,100 pounds of food, if you took that and made 40 pound food boxes out of that, each box feed a family of four for approximately 3-5 days, so that would give you food for about 240 people for 3-5 days,” says Lobsinger.

He also adds that  the number of families receiving food boxes rose by roughly 38% this year, that’s now approximately 52,000 people on the South Coast.

He hopes that now after getting the kinks worked out, they’ll be able to put on another successful Can Do Food Drive next year.  But you don’t have to wait for the next food drive to pitch in.  Lobsinger says the South Coast Food Share can always use your donated time or items, year round.  For more information log onto www.orcca.us