The American Legion and Fazer??s IGA in Spalding have come together for a third year to collect money for the local food pantry. In the past two years, more than four thousand dollars have been raised.
To donate, tags of various denominations may be purchased off the Christmas tree located in the back of the store. The money collected is kept in an account for the local pantry to use throughout the year to purchase food from Fazer??s at cost.
The pantry is currently feeding 29 local families in need.
??We know there's a great need. There are families that are in need of groceries,?? said Mike Lanonte, Commander for the Sons of American Legion Post 244. ??They have rough times and we just want to help out."
Fazer's IGA will continue to collect donations now through December 24.