‘Pack the Pickup’ 2016 a great success

Food collected will go to the Mississippi Food Network

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — The WJTV 12 staff would like to thank everyone in the community who helped us with this year’s “Pack the Pickup.”

Our teams and volunteers were at four different Kroger locations in the Metro on Sunday.This was the eighth year for the event.

The pickup trucks at the Madison, Flowood, Clinton, and Jackson Kroger stores were filled with nonperishable items.

Because of your generosity, many families will get to have meals this holiday season. All of the food was donated to the Mississippi Food Network.

We were able to collect 6,456 pounds of food total along with a little more than $240. The Mississippi Food Network said could help provide about 7,068 meals across the state.

Last year, WJTV was able top collect enough food and money to provide 6,748 meals.



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