Ash sat atop
the Lincoln IGA roof both Friday and Saturday dressed as Santa as
Maxwell walked the parking lot, both braving a chilling Friday and a
downright cold Saturday to help promote the food drive at the
The stunt of
putting Ash up on the roof of the Lincoln IGA was to visually bring
to light the second annual Lincoln/Logan County Food Drive that was
held Friday and Saturday.
of the food drive was to help stock the local pantry throughout the
rest of the year.
officials noted that it will be at least several days before the
complete results of the drive can be determined. Several groups
still are collecting food and cash and won't be turning in their
collections until later in the week.
It is difficult
to gauge whether this year's drive will surpass last year's at this
time. Although 13 truckloads were collected last year compared with
this year's seven, the truck used this year was a 1-ton donated from Graue Inc., while last year, several smaller SUVs were used to
involved with this year's drive also remarked that there were a
great deal more $10 and $20 bags of groceries donated than last year,
when many $3 and $5 bags took up truck space.
There have been
many remarkable donations from area churches, civic organizations
and individuals this year that also must be considered as part of
the effort, and those results will all be considered in the success
of the drive.
There is also
an ancillary benefit to the drive that cannot be gauged but is
certainly welcomed by food pantry volunteers. That is the fact the
coverage of the event refreshes the awareness of the needs of the
food pantry to the entire community and will spawn donations and
drives throughout the remainder of this year and the next.
For the family, there have to be snacks before the holiday meals, and
thanks to Sysco Foods, food pantry clients will have them. The food
distributor in Lincoln donated 70 cases of nacho chips to the pantry
this past week.