Channel 9's Summer Food Drive is quickly approaching. Families in the Charlotte area will be able to receive food they need to survive.
Two people in particular said they will greatly benefit from drive because of their lack of resources.
Velma Jones and her granddaughter, Kedezjah, said they try to never take food for granted.
Kadezjah now lives with Jones because her mother died of breast cancer just seven months ago.
They are living on a fixed income.
"Some people just can't afford to get all the food that they need," said Kadezjah.
They make ends meet with help from Second Harvest Food Bank.
That is the agency benefiting from the food drive on Wednesday.
Everything donated will go to help a local family in need.
"If it wasn't there, I don't know what we would do. I appreciate them doing (this), reaching out to people like us that need extra food and can't afford it and don't get food stamps. So I think it's a great thing," said Jones.
The Channel 9 Summer Food Drive is collecting non-perishable food for people as well as pets.
It starts Wednesday at 10 a.m. and will run until 7 p.m. at the WSOC-TV studios at 1901 North Tryon St.