Schuyler Food and Toy Drive wraps up another year
It was a busy Saturday morning on Dec. 22 at the Colfax County Courthouse and Svoboda Funeral Home as dozens of Colfax County residents wrapped and packed donations for the Schuyler Food and Toy Drive.
“It’s amazing,” said Colfax County Attorney Denise Kracl, describing last weekend’s atmosphere consisting of veterans, county officials, parents, grandparents and children who selflessly donated their Christmas weekend to help others.
The items were wrapped, divided and packed into individual boxes to be delivered to families in need. This has been a community tradition each December for close to a decade. It’s an effort to help those in need with food and toys collected through donations.
Kracl, who has been in the forefront of the drive, said there were significantly more toys donated this year in comparison to past efforts. She said local grocery stores also showcased their generosity by selling food items at lower rates for the cause, in addition to Didier’s Grocery donating four pallets of food.
This year, Kracl said the Colfax County Sheriff’s Office adopted up to seven families. Officers helped to purchase items, raise funds and were among the many people helping out on Dec. 22.
Thanks to the efforts of many, children who are recipients of the Schuyler Food and Toy Drive should have plenty of things to play with and got some good meals over the holidays/