Trig's kicks off 9th Annual Stuff-A-Truck food driveSubmitted: 02/20/2019

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RHINELANDER - Northwoods food pantries will soon see an increase in donations.

Wednesday, Trig's Grocery began their annual Stuff-A-Truck food drive. 

This is the ninth year for the event. 

Seven Northwoods communities will benefit from the grocery chain's donation efforts. 

Boxes for food, pre-packaged bags, and personal care items are set up at each store location. 

"We do this to give back to the community," said Trig's Rhinelander Assistant Store Director, Tim Gould.

"It gives all our customers an opportunity to give back to the community as well... It's a great opportunity for customers to help replenish the shelves at the food pantries."

Gould said nearby pantries are in need of donations.

Recently announced plans to close Dr. Fosters and Smith and soon to close stores like Shopko create a bigger demand for pantries. 

The 9th annual Stuff-A-Truck will benefit the following organizations:

Eagle River: Vilas Food Pantry, Three Lakes Christian Food Pantry, the Headwaters Food Pantry

Minocqua: Lakeland Food Pantry & Boulder Junction Food Pantry

Rhinelander: Rhinelander Food Pantry, NATH House, Elcho Food Pantry

Tomahawk: Tomahawk United Methodist Church Food Pantry, Nokomis Food Pantry

Stevens Point: New Hope Community Church Bread of Life Food Pantry, Community Thrift Store of Portage County.

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The food drive runs until March 12th.

Story By: Adriana Michelle

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