Kampout for KAIR Goes Forward Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Kalkaska Area Interfaith Resources made some changes to its annual Kampout for KAIR event this year.
The annual food drive is usually held over 24 hours, but this year it’s spread out over 10 days because of the coronavirus.
You can drop off donations from now until Oct. 17 at Family Fare, Northland Foods and Bill Marsh Auto in Kalkaska.
KAIR hopes to collect around 20,000 pounds of food for the pantry.
“Kampout is vital to our mission, it’s held every year in the fall which helps us get an arm up so to say, to be able to face the cold winter months that people are going to be facing twice as hard this year due to COVID-19,” said Executive Director Cathy Somes.
KAIR has recently seen a 25% increase in requests for food from the pantry.