9th Project Feed A Neighbor collection set for Saturday

Example of a label on the bags that were handed out for Project Feed A Neighbor last weekend.

ISHPEMING/NEGAUNEE —¬†Hundreds of volunteers in Ishpeming and Negaunee will be out this weekend collecting bags they dropped off last Saturday.

These volunteers are working with Project Feed A Neighbor, and they are aiming to fill the local food pantries at the Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul. Residents are being asked to fill the bags with non-perishable food items, such as canned fruits and vegetables, soup, pasta and more.

This is the 9th year of Project Feed A Neighbor and each year, the project receives a great response from the community.

“In working with the Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul and having outreach into our community, we’re aware that there are always some people who have had, let’s just say, a little bad luck,” said Derby. “We also are so keenly aware we live in such a generous community that recognizes that and is willing to respond year after year in helping those people, as we say, ‘neighbors in need.'”

If you received a plastic bag, all you have to do is leave the bag on your doorstep and the volunteers will pick up the bags. Collection will begin at 10:00 a.m. this Saturday, April 28th.