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'Fill a Truck, Feed a Family' Challenges Twin Ports to Fill a Semi with Donations

Updated: 06/06/2014 3:16 PM
Created: 06/06/2014 5:00 PM WDIO.com

It's a weekend to give back and feed a lot of hungry people in the Twin Ports.

For the first time, a transportation group is putting on a food and fundraising drive to benefit the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. They're hoping it becomes an annual event.

The Fill a Truck, Feed a Family Food and Fun Drive started Friday at 10 a.m. in the Cub Foods parking lot off of Central Entrance in Duluth. It's organized by the Duluth-Superior Transportation Association, and President Jay Baker tells Eyewitness News that they have been planning the event for about six months.

To donate, you can give cash or write a check, buy food and drop it off when you leave, or buy and give a pre-made package of food for $10.

Volunteers, many working in the trucking industry, will take your donations and put them in the back of a 48-foot semi trailer. Baker hopes to fill several before the three-day fundraiser is over.

Baker said "this is all about helping children this summer. Kids are coming off school this time of year and they're needing food and things like that. Not everyone has food to eat."

Baker said all the money donated will go to Second Harvest. Stop by starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. on Sunday.

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