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The Picayune and KBEY Food Drive a Success; Toy Drive Up Next

The Picayune and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune Food Drive collected more than $8,500 and 6,900 pounds of food. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

People donated more than $8,500 and 6,900 pounds of non-perishable food Nov. 7 during the The Picayune and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune Food Drive.

“We’ve always said the Highland Lakes is a great place to live because of the generous and caring people,” said Mandi Goldsmith, associate publisher of The Picayune. “And how much everyone gave to the food drive just proves it.”

The food drive came just as area food pantries are facing the holiday season. On top of that, they are responding to increased demand due to the October flooding. Even as The Picayune and KBEY Food Drive comes to an end, Goldsmith encouraged readers and listeners to continue to support area food pantries by making donations — either monetary or non-perishable food.

“The need isn’t over, even after the holiday season,” Goldsmith said. “Our food pantries do an incredible service throughout the year, and they need our help just as much come December 26.”

And with Christmas just around the corner (yes, we said it), that means The Picayune and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune Toy Drive is coming as well. This year’s toy drive is 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5. The two drop-off points that day are Chevrolet Buick Marble Falls, 2301 U.S. 281, and the Burnet Fire Department, 2002 South Water St. (U.S. 281).

Other drop-off points for donations include:

• Granite Shoals Fire Department, 8410 RR 1431

• Galloway Insurance offices

• KoKo FitClub, 1400 RR 1431 in Marble Falls

• McDonald’s

• Madlyn’s, 2106 U.S. 281 North in Marble Falls

• Tanker’s Plumbing

• Bulldog Bodywerks, 1304 Buchanan Drive in Burnet

• Granite Mesa Health Center, 1404 Max Copeland Drive in Marble Falls

Stay tuned to KBEY and keep picking up The Picayune for more information. Or, just drop off toys and/or monetary donations at The Picayune and KBEY office, 1007 Avenue K in Marble Falls, during regular business hours.

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