Local churches along with the Salvation Army are making sure families in need get enough food. The 5th annual Project Feed a Neighbor Food Collection will be held this Saturday in Ishpeming. Volunteers will be going door to door asking for non perishable food items to be donated.
The churches have already sent out over 7,000 grocery bags to area residents and are asking that they place the bags on the curb on Saturday morning. Representatives say they are doing this now because food shelves are running bare since there are not many food drives after the Christmas season.
"We appeal to everyone in the community to help out on Project Feed a Neighbor," Project Coordinator Richard Derby said. "It is very worthwhile and we know that those shelves need to be restocked for needy families."
The volunteers will be out collecting bags from 10 AM until noon.