Donating to the can give less fortunate children in Trenton an Easter basket filled with anything from candy to macaroni and cheese.
The Trenton Food Pantry, located at , has partnered up with and the to collect food donations now through March 25.
Donations will be placed in Easter baskets and handed out to less fortunate families in Trenton.
The food pantry is requesting donations of candy, baskets, plastic grass, toys, plastic eggs and non-perishable food items.
The Trenton Fire Department has accelerated the effort by asking for specific food items like:
- Macaroni and cheese
- Sloppy joes
- Peanut butter
- Jelly (plastic container)
- Spaghetti sauce (jar)
- Canned meat (tuna, chicken)
Buster's owners Pam and Lyle Lezotte partnered up with the Trenton Fire Department to stir up more awareness for the drive.
Pam said she came up with the idea to do an Easter basket food drive two years ago, and the subsequent drive was very successful.
"It's always important for a child to have a basket on Easter," Pam said. "Things were hard for me when I was growing up, so I just want to give back."
Pam and Lyle are also holding an on March 10. There will be a live band and the cover charge is $3. All money collected at the door will go to purchase any additional items needed to build the Easter baskets.
Two weeks before Easter volunteers from Buster's and Trenton fire fighters will put together an estimated 80 baskets and hand them out to local families on March 29 and April 5.
Kel Lewis of the Trenton Fire Department said she and her fellow fire fighters just wanted to give back to the community and help people who are having a hard time right now.
Donations can be left at four locations:
- Buster's Place
- Trenton Fire Station #2 (1989 King Road)
Bags with lists of specific food items needed can be picked up at these locations.