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Ashland Food Project hosts last donation pick up of the year

KTVL / Jennevieve Fong

One green bag can make all the difference for a local family in need for the holidays. Volunteers from the Ashland Food Project and Ashland Emergency Food Bank participated in the last “green bag” pick up of the year.

Together, they collected and sorted over 30,000 pounds of food donated by local families. Executive director of the Ashland Emergency Food Bank Traci Darrow said one-third of Ashland homes participate in the program.

"It's really where the generosity of our community meets the need in our community and it all comes together," Darrow said. "This is really our biggest food drive of the year."

Darrow said these volunteer days bring more awareness to the degree of hunger in their community. She said volunteering is not only about giving back to your community, but also about having fun.

"The people outside are happy and everyone is in a great mood," Darrow said. "It’s a great place to be a serve your community."

“Green” bag pick up days happen eight times a year, with the next volunteer day happening in Feb.

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