Operation Holiday is still seeking food donations as it prepares for its distribution event next week.
According to a news release Friday, Operation Holiday said about 13,000 people have signed up for help. That means it needs a minimum of 100,000 food items. Right now, the group said, it has left than half of that.
Operation Holiday said it has a particular need for canned soup, proteins and peanut butter. The organization said it also needs blankets and coats, which are distributed with the food.
People also can make cash donations, which Operation Holiday will use to make bulk food purchases. Distribution is scheduled for Dec. 14 through Dec. 16. It will be held at the former Sears store in Towne West Square, 46000 W. Kellogg.
For more information or to donate, go to interfaithwichita.org/operation-holiday.
Tom Shine is the director of news and public affairs. Follow him on Twitter @thomaspshine.
To contact KMUW News or to send in a news tip, reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.