Channel 7's Operation Can-Do ready for 30th annual food collection program
WXYZ-TV, Channel 7, will join with Big Boy Restaurants and the Boy Scouts of America to sponsor Operation Can-Do. Now in its 30th year, this annual community service campaign collects and distributes food to the hungry in metropolitan Detroit. Last year's Operation Can-Do campaign brought in 460,000 pounds of food to help feed families and individuals through soup kitchens and food banks in the tri-county area, providing over 1.2 million meals. Since its inception in 1978, Operation Can-Do has supplied over 23 million meals to the hungry of metropolitan Detroit.
Hundreds of local Boy Scouts from the Detroit Area and Clinton Valley Councils will kick off the 2007 campaign by "Scouting for Food" with a door-to-door collection on Saturday, November 10th. Donations of canned goods to Operation Can-Do can be made at any Big Boy Restaurant in the Detroit metropolitan area through December 31st.
"Operation Can-Do has shown the community the importance of working as a team to help others," said WXYZ Vice President and General Manager Grace Gilchrist. "The need is even greater today because of layoffs, underemployment and more people than ever living on fixed incomes. Through Operation Can-Do metro Detroiters are enabled to remember those families in need."
All of the food collected through Operation Can-Do is given to Metro World Outreach, a non-profit organization that distributes food to nearly 400 different food banks and emergency food providers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties.
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