Traci Hassett, president of It's Once 'n Again, is asking area residents to help the local food pantries serve others in the lean winter months. With donations, the donor will receive a gift. Collections are being accepted for one more week.
The drive began Jan. 11 and is running to Jan. 29. Bring in any unexpired meal in a can or unopened/unused necessity item to Once ‘n Again and receive a coupon for 20 percent off your purchase (white tagged items excluded from discount).
To encourage donations that will be most helpful to those in need, there are some restrictions on the coupons. All donations will be accepted and passed along, however, only meals in a can (like beef stew, chili, or soup) and necessity items like unused/unopened toothpaste, laundry soap and bath tissue will receive a Once ‘n Again coupon. For more information visit https://oncenagain.com/event/20th-annual-food-necessity-drive.
Items brought to the Fairbury store will be donated to the Fairbury Community Food Pantry! Items brought to the Pontiac store will be donated to the Livingston County Community Food Pantry!
This article originally appeared on Pontiac Daily Leader: Canned food drive taking place through Once 'n Again