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The Picayune and KBEY Food Drive is Nov. 7

The 2018 Picayune and KBEY Food Drive is 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Marble Falls and Burnet fire departments. File photo

While Thanksgiving and Christmas are still a month or more away, it’s time to get ready to help our neighbors who might need a little boost as they prepare their holiday meals.

That’s right, The Picayune and KBEY Food Drive is just around the corner. The event raises funds and food donations for local food pantries such as The Helping Center of the Marble Falls Area and LACare in Burnet.

This year’s drive is Wednesday, Nov. 7, at two locations where you can drive in and drop off monetary and food donations. The Picayune and KBEY staff will be manning the Marble Falls Fire Rescue station, 700 Avenue N, and the Burnet Fire Department, 2002 S. Water St. (U.S. 281).

And by “manning,” we mean we'll be working the drop-offs, not responding to emergencies. We’ll leave that to the firefighters.

We’ll be out there from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 7. And, yes, that means Ed Chandler and Kay Baker from the "Wake Up Call" will be at one of the spots for their morning show from 6-10 a.m.

Come on by and see them.

Other folks from the community often turn up to help out, so you never know might unload a bag full of nonperishable food from your vehicle.

But you don’t have to wait until Nov. 7 to donate to The Picayune and KBEY Food Drive. Koko Fit Club, 1400 RR 1431, Suite 120 in Marble Falls, and Galloway Insurance, 100 Avenue H, Suite 101 in Marble Falls, are designated drop-off locations leading up to the event.

You can just stop by one of these wonderful places, or either of the fire stations to make a monetary donation or drop off nonperishable food items.

As Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, the local food pantries work tirelessly (as they do throughout the year) to ensure people have enough to eat. They particularly want their clients and families to have great Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.

But to do that, The Helping Center, LACare, and others need the community’s support. Whether you donate through The Picayune and KBEY Food Drive or another way, please help the best you can.

Go to for more information on the food drive and other drop-off locations leading up to Nov. 7.

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