COLLECTIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH WEEK
Packers Women's Association members Dr. Kaye Cole and Laura Hawk, co-chairs of this year's Food Drive for Paul's Pantry, along with other PWA members, will be at the West Mason Street Festival Foods location this afternoon from 4 to 5 p.m. to promote the cause, which continues this week at all Festival Foods locations.
Collections at last Sunday's Packers-Rams game totaled $13,432.53 and 22,400 non-perishable food items. In 20 years of conducting the food drive, the PWA now has collected nearly 566,400 non-perishable food items and more than $190,000 for Paul's Pantry, a supplementary food distribution program for the needy in the greater Green Bay area.
Continuing through the end of this week, all Festival Foods locations will have bins in their stores to collect food for the cause. Green Bay and De Pere Festival Foods will be sending donations to Paul's Pantry and other Festival Foods locations will donate items to a local pantry at the end of the week. Festival Foods also will be conducting an in-store fundraiser where with a coupon obtained in local newspapers or online (www.festfoods.com) customers can buy two of a selected item with the second one costing five cents, with proceeds going to Paul's Pantry and other food pantries.
Twenty-one area schools also participated in the cause in the form of a food collection competition completed last week. Three schools, the top two collectors and a third randomly selected, will be rewarded with a visit from a Green Bay Packers player. The food currently is being collected and will be measured by taking the total pounds and dividing it by the school's total enrollment. The date and time of the players' visits will be coordinated in the near future.