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KBEY 103.9 FM, The Picayune hosting annual food drive Nov. 11

The KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune-The Picayune food drive is Nov. 11. File photo

MARBLE FALLS — It’s time for the annual KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune and The Picayune food drive benefitting The Helping Center of Marble Falls and LACare of Burnet.

The food drive is Nov. 11, but we wanted to give you enough time to gather up some non-perishable food items and make this one of the biggest food drives ever. Cash and check donations will work just as well. In fact, with the purchasing power the two food pantries have, a cash donation might even go a bit further.

But whichever you decide, come on out Nov. 11 and help make this a great holiday season for the folks who depend on the food pantries.

Last year, the Highland Lakes community donated more than $8,000 in food and cash to the food drive. While we often think of Thanksgiving and Christmas as the two main reasons for donating to local food pantries, officials point out they’re always in need of food and donations.

Sam Pearce, executive director of The Helping Center of Marble Falls, explained that the need is actually growing as the center sees more individuals and families looking for assistance.

Hunger, he pointed out, doesn’t end Dec. 26.

But local food pantries typically see increases in demands during the holiday season — several help provide Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for their clients as well.

So help make a dent in hunger in the community.

Drop-off locations are:

• Best Little Pawn Shop, 806 Ninth St. in Marble Falls

• Bright Smiles Dentistry, 2508 U.S. 281 in Marble Falls

• Cecil Atkission Motors, 2601 S. Water St. (U.S. 281) in Burnet

• Fisher’s Iron and Metal, 2706 Commerce St. in Marble Falls

• Grand Bank, 1410 Mormon Mill Road in Marble Falls

• H-E-B, 1503 RR 1431 West in Marble Falls

• Mama’s Home Cooking, 200 S. West St. in Burnet

KBEY will be on location from 6 a.m.-3 p.m. at the studio on the courthouse square in Burnet and H-E-B and Best Little Pawn Shop in Marble Falls, so listen to the “Wake Up Call” for updates.

You can also drop off your donations at The Picayune and KBEY offices, 1007 Ave. K in Marble Falls.

And if you can't drop off your cash donation at any of the physical locations, visit our GoFundMe page by clicking on the box on this page.

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