STATESVILLE, N.C. — If you see a lot of traffic on Northside Drive in Statesville Saturday, it is for a big effort to help local families.
It is a food drive that several local groups worked on over the last few weeks after hearing Iredell Christian Ministries has been struggling to keep its food pantry filled.
The grassroots effort came together through motorcycle groups, North Iredell Fire and Rescue and local businesses.
Organizers told Channel 9 the need is great.
“Let’s get ahead of this,” organizer Keith Bills said. “Let’s do the best we can and let’s provide anything we can provide. Not asking people to break the bank, just asking people if you can give a little, give a little.”
Donations have already started coming in, but the actual food drive is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at North Iredell Rescue Squad. There will also be a motorcycle ride that starts at STE Powersports and ends at North Iredell Rescue Squad.
All of the food collected will be taken to Iredell Christian Ministries on Monday to be prepared for families to pick up.
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