BY LEANN DILBECK –
The Mena Area Board of Realtors is continuing their efforts to make a positive difference in local students lives by planning a food collection drive for this Saturday, October 25, at James Super Save Foods to go toward the local Backpack Program.
The Mena Board of Realtors have given out more than $2,000 in food to Mena, Acorn, Cossatot River & Wickes schools in 2013. Most of the items thus far have come from donations for fellow Realtor members, in the form of food and toiletry donations.
Nancy Wright, spokesperson for the Board said, “There is a need to help these children who don’t have enough food to sustain them over the weekends. It’s hard to believe these conditions exist in our county… but they do.”
Donations received will make it to the kids they day it is requested, either through the school or the Salvation Army and the Realtors are hopeful that the public will assist them in their efforts.