The Dollar General store in Edgewood is assisting with a local effort to help those in in need of food assistance.
The company’s website, General Mills is a co-sponsor of food drive.
According to Wanda Bristow, manager of the local store, from now through May 27, customers can assist the store by purchasing and donating non-perishable food items in the store, donating money or even make purchases elsewhere and bring them in for the food drive.
“We have over 10,000 stores and every store is taking part,” she said. “Each store picks the local cause, food bank or church to donate food to in the community.”
Bristow said the store has chosen House of Grace Church of Edgewood to receive the benefit of their efforts.
“We have a lady who works here whose dad attends that church,” she said. “We held a drive last year and donated the food to them. We wanted to give the food to them again this year.”
Bristow added that if you choose to donate cash and let the store use the money to make purchases, the store keeps track of what is collected and spends on food and turns that in to the district manager and that all money is accounted for to someone higher in the company.
If you would like to make a non-perishable food donation, go by the store, located at 855 E. Pine St. (US Hwy. 80 E. across from the Edgewood schools), make a purchase and leave it in the marked box for donations. Remember, you may also donate cash and let the store staff make purchases or you can leave items you have purchased elsewhere in the marked box.