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Ketchikan Homeless Shelter's Annual Food Drive Kicks Off


November 14, 2007
Wednesday AM

Ketchikan, Alaska - The Ketchikan Homeless Shelter (PATH) will be conducting it's annual food drive this weekend. Collection boxes will be at local grocery stores or donations can be dropped off at the Ketchikan Homeless Shelter located at 628 Park Avenue (across from the American Legion).

Treasurer of the Ketchikan Homeless Shelter, Gary Boatwright said canned tuna, meats, canned vegetables, peanut butter, jams, spaghetti sauce, soups, stews, chili, beans, pastas, cooking oil, and rice are some needed food items. In addition to food items, the Shelter can also use donations of laundry & dish soap, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, and paper towels said Boatwright.

Any community member who might have frozen fish, venison, beef, etc. can call 225-7684 or 225-4194 to arrange a drop off or pick up time said Boatwright. As the holidays approach, donations of turkeys & other traditional food items for our holiday dinners would also be welcome he said.

Boatwright said, "Like many non-profits, the Ketchikan Homeless Shelter struggles with stretching its budget to fund our operation. This year we are raising funds to replace an emergency access fire door." He said cash donations can be dropped off at the Shelter or mailed to Box 9426, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901. Donations are tax deductible said Boatwright.

This Friday, from 4 pm - 6 pm, KFMJ/99.9 will be conducting a live remote from the Ketchikan Homeless Shelter for the official kick-off for the food drive. Boatwright said, "Tune in or drop by and visit the manager and Board members at 628 Park Avenue."

"The Board of Directors of the Ketchikan Homeless Shelter would like to thank the community of Ketchikan for their annual support of our food drive," said Boatwright.


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Ketchikan Homeless Shelter
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