The annual KTVE-KARD Food Drive for Homeless Veterans resulted in 10.5 tons of food being collected for the cause.
Employees volunteered more than 242 hours. The beneficiary chosen by the stations for Founder’s Day was The Wellspring Homeless Veterans Program in Monroe. The project kicked off on May 14, with the station encouraging viewers to donate non-perishable food items at local supermarkets in Monroe/West Monroe, four local churches, the United Way, and at the stations.
On Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15, 41 employees volunteered their time to work the Founder’s Day activities.
On the first day, duties included picking up food from food drive collection sites then unloading food at a local church gymnasium where food was sorted and boxed. Emergency food packs were also created containing notes of encouragement.
On the second day, food was loaded up by volunteers at the church then unloaded at two storage sites of The Wellspring.
Several area church members assisted, as well as the United Way of Northeast Louisiana, the Wellspring and the National Guard.