Souper Bowl Canned Food Drive

For the eighth year in a row, the Wiregrass Area Food Bank is hosting its Souper Bowl Canned Food Drive and they're asking for your donations.

The food bank is collecting cans of soup to give to senior citizens throughout the month of February.

They're hoping to raise 6,000 to distribute among more than 13,000people.

"People don't realize that the senior citizens are in need. Believe it or not, they're just getting ready to pay their medical co-pay. So when they go to get their prescriptions right now, they're paying cash. So they need help and that's what we're here for," said Shirley Henderson, Wiregrass Brown Bag Program Coordinator.

The food bank needs more businesses, non-profit organizations, schools and churches to participate as collection sites.

Those interested can call the Wiregrass Area Food Bank at 794-9775.