Juneau Radio Center Caring is Sharing event raises over 30,000 pounds of food

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The 26th annual Caring is Sharing food drive was held over the weekend in Juneau, with volunteers raising 32,500 pounds during the food drive.

    The food drive was held Saturday at both the Foodland IGA and Superbear IGA stores. First Student supported the event by holding and hauling the food. On location cash donations were also made as the community got to either “Bail or Jail" local dignitaries and challenge each other for the cause.

    This year's drive collected 32,500 pounds of food to benefit the Southeast Alaska Food Bank, surpassing the previous drive by 10,000. Last year 22,000 pounds was raised.

    "Thanks to our amazing community in supporting the very humbling work we do to feed people in our communities facing food insecurity," a post by the food bank said on Tuesday.

    26 years ago, Taku105 and KJNO began the Caring is Sharing food drive. It began downtown at Alaskan and Proud. In 2008, KINY and Mix106 were added. Recently, KXJ and HAWK were also added.

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