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Father Fred Foundation Preparing For Frostbite Food Drive

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One of the biggest food drives of the year starts in just two weeks.

And the Father Fred Foundation has just about all the volunteers it needs to make it a success.

The Frostbite Food Drive runs from February 7th through the 16th. The simple goal is collect enough food to feed families in need throughout its five county service area, well into the spring.  

The Father Fred Foundation Chaplain Pastor Jim Holwerda says the community has a history of great generosity.   

Holwerda says, "my concern is that people are aware of the need, and if we are aware of the need, this community has been extraordinarily generous."

There were more than 15,000 visits to the food pantry in 2013.
   
And with its various services, the foundation says it helped some 6,000 families.