One of the groups in the Iron Mountain parade was volunteers from the First Lutheran Church. They're running a food drive for the church's pantry.
This is the eighth year the food drive has been in the Independence Day parade. Organizers noticed food donations decreased during the summer months. So volunteers for the drive push shopping carts in the parade to collect non-perishable food items as well as buckets for monetary donations.
"Our community is ridiculously generous," says volunteer Andy Plumley. "It's amazing how people will help out their neighbor even if they don't know who their neighbor is. All we do is just collect the food, it's really everyone else that does the work."
After the parade, volunteers will sort the items and count the donations to be brought to the food bank.