Rotary Club brings in springtime with food drives

    Glacier Valley Treasurer Kelly Shattuck (left) and Lyndsey Zeller, Club Secretary (right) take donations at Super Bear IGA Saturday. (Photo credit Jasz Garrett/KINY)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - On Saturday, the Juneau-Gastineau and Glacier Valley Rotary Clubs hosted food drives to help fill the shelves at the Southeast Alaska Food Bank.

    Non-perishable items were collected at Foodland IGA and Super Bear IGA, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Kelly Shattuck is Glacier Valley Rotary Club's Treasurer. She shared how the food drive went at Super Bear.

    "It's been going great, we've had a lot of people stop by and donate canned goods. We filled out several of these crates, taking them over to the food bank at about 3:30 after we have them weighed. People are also making monetary donations and food cards. We really appreciate that," she said.

    Shattuck said this is their annual spring drive, and this year another food drive will be planned for June.

    "It's an annual food drive, usually we have the other clubs involved as well, but we were a little bit short on time this year. I think they're going to run another one in June," she said. "We usually run it in the spring, away from the Thanksgiving, and Christmas drives that always take place and the food bank usually is really looking for some donations this time of year."

    To find out more details on June's food drive, tune in to KINY or check out KINY's Calendar.

    Rotary Club is looking for more volunteers. Apply here.

    "Rotary is just a really great organization to be a part of. You can volunteer as little or as much as you like. It just feels really great to be out there in the community and doing what you can because there are people in need everywhere. We could use more dedicated Rotarians to help us out anytime," Shattuck added.

    Update: Between the two drives, Rotary Club collected 4,500 pounds of food.

    Below: Every year First Student participates and hauls the food on their school buses to the food bank. (Photo credit Jasz Garrett/KINY)

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