WARSAW — Lakeland Christian Academy, Winona Lake, collected items donated to their 10th annual food drive for Combined Community Services, Warsaw, this morning, March 28.
Junior and senior students from LCA placed 5,000 bright pink informational flyers, along with grocery bags, at the doors of homes throughout the Warsaw and Winona Lake area earlier this week. Residents were asked to donate non-perishable food items to help stock the shelves of the food pantry at CCS.
Items requested included peanut butter, jelly, macaroni & cheese, canned tuna, canned chicken, oatmeal, cereal, spaghetti sauce, noodles, baking mixes and gluten-free items. Residents were asked to place food items in the attached grocery bags and leave the bags on their front step by 8 a.m. this morning, March 28.
The bags were then collected by LCA students and delivered to CCS where the food items were placed on pantry shelves.
Last year, the community gave over 11,000 pounds of food during the annual drive. This year, Scott Wiley, director of development at LCA, reported collecting 14,000 pounds of food.
Wiley stated that any residents who still have bags of non-perishable food items that did not get picked up may call the school at (574) 267-7265 after 2 p.m. to make arrangements for a pick up.