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Upcoming October 10th Pick-Up!

Fall is already upon us which means our October pick up is only a couple of weeks away.  Our drivers will be picking up your red bags on Saturday, OCTOBER 10th, using safety precautions as we have in previous months.  This pick up also marks our **5th Anniversary**!!!  We celebrate this milestone thanks to you, our donors and volunteers, who over the past 5 years have provided over 265,000 pounds of food and personal items to the needy in our community.  You are amazing!  That's akin to about 11 school buses.  Or if you'd rather talk kittens, that's 75,700 meowing balls of fur.

Following are the important details about our upcoming pick up day:

  • If you will be missing Saturday, October 10th's pick up, please be sure to email us to let us know so we do not stop by your home.  If you've already notified us and received a confirmation back, you need not do so notify us again.Please use your reusable ASG red bag for this pickup.

  • If our volunteer drivers do not find a bag waiting at your address, they will not ring or knock on your door. Just a friendly reminder to please make sure it's outside by 9am. :)

  • NO Sunday or Monday make up days this month.  If you do not have your bag out on your porch by 9:00am Saturday, or it's missed, we regret we will be unable to pick it up later.  You may either drop it off directly at the food bank (details below), or wait until our next pickup day.

  • If you'd prefer to drop your bag off directly to The Salvation Army's (TSA) food bank instead of having us pick it up on October 10th, feel free to do so, but please email us to let us know you will not need pickup at your home. TSA has a cart outside their front office door for drop offs -- no need to go inside.  They're located at 3001 R Avenue, and their regular office hours are Mon - Thurs, 9am-4pm (closed 12-1pm for lunch).  Replacement red bags for next time are available just inside TSA's office door in their lobby.

Current Food Shortages:  Peanut butter (small containers), canned fruit, canned green beans and veggies, soups, cream soups, top ramen, meals-in-a-can.  

Special Request: **Please remember these are EXTRA items to add to your bag should you choose.  Otherwise, please focus on food shortages.**   October's special request is our 5th annual granola bar collection for our friends at Food To Go - Anacortes, who provide weekend food bags each week for local students in need.  

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