BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A food drive in Blair County is happening now and it’s working to collect for fourteen different organizations.

The drive is taking place from Monday, Nov. 6 through Sunday, Nov. 12. Any non-perishable donations can be dropped off at Walmart and Sam’s Club. So, you’re welcome to do a little shopping and pick out some items you’d like to donate.

Organizations are seeing a spike in the amount of people they serve and their numbers have almost tripled.

“In my community, a lot of people don’t see what’s needed, so if I can be part of giving back to my community and helping, I want to do as much as I can,” said Isabella Yohn, a High School Senior in the Hollidaysburg Area School District.

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The drive will benefit the following organizations:

  • The Father’s House Soup Kitchen
  • 28th St Food Pantry
  • Hollidaysburg Tiger Pack Program
  • Home Nursing Agency
  • Overflow Church Community March
  • City Blessings
  • Women’s Domestic Abuse Shelter
  • St. Vincent De Paul Soup Kitchen
  • Altoona Mt. Lion Back Pack Program
  • The Lions Pantry
  • Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation
  • Teen Shelter
  • Family Resources Center Blair County
  • Blair Family Solutions

“People think that because it’s close to Thanksgiving time, that it’s only Thanksgiving foods, but we ask for people to pick up a little bit of everything. Whatever you want, they would want,” Denice Stone, Founder and Organizer of the Blair County Food Drive said.

And donations don’t end at the truck. The Blair County Food Drive has set up three locations for people to continue donating through Dec. 22.

Outback Steakhouse in Altoona, Sinisi’s Detailing, and all five locations of the Altoona First Savings Bank will have donation boxes set up for anyone looking to donate.