The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank has recently noted a 13% increase of households in need of food, and as the food bank continues to help they are in need of donations from the community. The Food Bank will also be hosting their annual Thanksgiving dinner. Meyer: “Our Thanksgiving dinner this year, in the Fireweed Diner, is on November 21. That’ll be the day before Thanksgiving from 11:30-2:30, and all are welcome.” For the month of November Safeway has been promoting the Carrs/Safeway Hunger Bags Food Drive. The “Buy a Bag” food drive, is where shoppers can purchase a bag of groceries that will be donated to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. Meyer: “There are a number of food drives going on in the community right now. A number of businesses are hosting and collecting food items right now.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Thanksgiving is just one week away and there are a few ways to get out and help fellow community members before the holiday. Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Director Greg Meyer: “Right now we actually have very bare shelves, and we are in desperate need of donations of non-perishable items. We are putting together Thanksgiving boxes for families that we will distribute next week we have the turkeys and dressing covered, but we need the other things that will go along with the meal.” Food or cash donations can be dropped off at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank during regular business hours.