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Kokomo Rescue Mission seeks canned foods to re-stock its pantry

The Kokomo Rescue Mission is having a Fall Food Drive through Monday, Oct. 7. They are asking for the community and area churches to gather canned food items to help re-stock their pantry. In 2018, KRM served 118,999 free meals.

Fall Food Drive grocery bags are available at the Mission Office, local churches and at the drop-off locations around Kokomo. The Fall Food Drive is sponsored by FCA – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Requested food items include:

Canned Fruit
Canned Vegetables
Canned Soup
Canned Tomatoes
Chili/Soup Beans
Hearty-Style Soup
Ravioli with Meat
Spaghetti-O’s (meat)
Canned Stew
Canned Chili (meat)
Canned Tuna
Canned Meat
Spaghetti Sauce
Peanut Butter
Salad Dressing
Salt & Black Pepper

Here are the locations available for the public to drop off the filled bags:
• Kokomo Rescue Mission – 321 W. Mulberry St.
• Gordon Food Services (GFS) – 1745 E. Haven St.
• Sam’s Club – 1917 E. Markland St.
• Save-A-Lot – 1303 E. Morgan St.
• Waddell’s IGA – 125 W. Main St., Russiaville
• Walmart – 1920 E. Markland Ave.
• Community First Bank Locations: Downtown – 201 W. Sycamore St., West Branch – 2101 S. Dixon Rd., and Hoffer Branch – 1308 E. Hoffer St
• Cross America – 840 Daniel Dr.
• Financial Builders Federal Credit Union – 2828 S. LaFountain St.
• First Farmer’s Bank & Trust Locations: Northeast – 2041 N. Reed St., Kokomo South – 410 Flint Way, Downtown Square – 101 W. Sycamore St., and Central Branch – 501 W. Lincoln Rd.
• Solidarity Community FCU Locations: Main Location – 201 E. Southway Blvd and Dixon Square – 118 N. Dixon Rd.

The Fall Food Drive is essential to our ministry helping us fight hunger in our community. We would like to encourage churches and other community groups to be a part of this new event. Here are some ways to participate:
• Collect Large, Industrial size (#10) cans of Fruit (helpful for meals served at the Mission).
• Request grocery bags for your church members to fill and return with canned food.
• Have your church youth group or other community group pick up donations from one of the drop-off locations. This would include picking up donations and replenishing grocery bags at least 2 times per week during the drive and at the end of the drive.

Information about this event can be found on the events page of our website: or by calling the Mission Office at: 765.456.3838.

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