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Food bank nets 930 pounds of food

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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 12:01 am

Rained-out car show registrants turned out Saturday to pass along 930 pounds of food to benefit Interagency Council’s Community Food Bank during the sixth annual Havasu Classics Car Club Toy-Food Drive and Car Show in Lake Havasu City.

The show usually draws about 100 to 125 local hot rods, classic cars and project vehicles — but the weather drove them away.

Loyd and Karron Ames and Bruce and Sandy Hughy, event organizers for Havasu Classics Car Club, had worked together to prepare for the show.

“We couldn’t have a car show because of the inclement weather,” Ames said. “Some did bring their hot rods and dropped off food and toys. It was a tremendous turn out for a non-event.”

The 930 pounds of food collected included a dozen frozen turkeys, canned goods and boxed meals that covered two 8-foot tables at the event.

Toys, too, were collected, but the amount was less than before.

Last year, at least 100 participants rolled in with their show vehicles and collections included at least 400 toys and at least 800 pounds of food.

“The table is full of toys, it’s amazing,” said Interagency Council president/CEO Michael Eigenbrodt.

Eigenbrodt said the collected amount is a good start to replenishing ever-rotating food supplies at the Interagency County community food bank but donations are still needed and regularly accepted.

Linda Skoggins, Interagency Council food bank coordinator, said peanut butter is a favorite and always needed. Soup is another staple that is popular. Others include canned goods, boxed dinners, non-perishable food items, non-expired baby food and diapers.

Donations are accepted during Interagency Council hours of operations 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Interagency Council is at 1940 Mesquite Avenue, in Havasu.

You may contact the reporter at jhanson@havasunews.com.

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