Auburn Parks and Rec. Launches Food Bank Campaign

PRESS RELEASE

Auburn, Ala.
– Auburn Parks and Recreation announces the launch of the Pack the
Parks for the Food Bank Campaign. Beginning immediately, a number of
Parks and Recreation facilities will feature collection bins for
citizens wishing to donate canned goods and non-perishable food items to
the Food Bank of East Alabama. Facilities will offer daily drop-offs
while parks used for youth sports will offer game day drop-off bins.
Bins will be emptied weekly and goods will be delivered to the Food Bank
in an effort to help fill a critical food need in the community.
Citizens may donate items at the following locations:

Pack the Parks for the Food Bank Drop-off Locations

Daily Drop-off Locations
Dean Road Recreation Center
Frank Brown Recreation Center
Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center
Kiesel Park (opposite side of the restroom building)
Yarbrough Tennis Center (inside the City building)

Youth Sports Game Day Drop-off Locations
Auburn Soccer Complex
Duck Samford Park
Felton Little Park
Margie Piper Bailey Park
Shug Jordan Fields

“Auburn citizens are
known for their generosity and willingness to help,” said Becky
Richardson, Auburn Parks and Recreation Director. “Hundreds of citizens
visit our parks each week, particularly in the fall. When we learned
of the Food Bank's shortage, we knew this was a way we could make it
easier for the community to lend a hand. Whether you're enjoying a
stroll in one of our parks or heading out to a weekly sports game, we
hope this campaign will be a convenient way for our patrons to support a
worthwhile cause.”

The campaign begins
immediately and will continue throughout the month of October. The final
event of the campaign will be the 4th Annual Carve a Bite Out of Hunger
Food Drive as part of Auburn's Downtown Trick or Treat on Wednesday,
Oct. 31 from 6 – 8 p.m. in downtown Auburn. Attendees of Downtown Trick
or Treat are encouraged to bring canned goods and non-perishable food
items for the Food Bank.

For more information, or a list of parks designated as a collection center, visit www.auburnalabama.org/parks or contact Auburn Parks and Recreation at 501-2930.

(SOURCE: CITY OF AUBURN)

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