Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Canned food drive to be held during Fourth of July parade

The City of Idaho Falls and the Interfaith Community Service Program (ICSP) will be conducting a food drive during this year’s 4th of July Parade. All donated items will be used locally.

This year’s parade theme is Salute to American Heroes. Parade guests are asked to bring non-perishable food and paper good items to the parade. Mayor Rebecca Casper, City Council members and ICSP volunteers will be collecting the items along the parade route. Watch for them near the front of the parade lineup (entries 13 & 14).

“Our need for donated food items during the summer is extremely high," said Kaaren Parsons, executive director of the Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen. "The many generous donations received during the holiday months begin to run out, and we count on the Interfaith Community Service Program to help get us by until the fall.”

All of the donated items will stay in the community and benefit local organizations such as the Idaho Falls Community Outreach Center Soup Kitchen, Idaho Falls Community Food Basket and St. Vincent de Paul.