13 WREX is excited to announce that it will once again be hosting a major food drive this year in Freeport.
The food drive will be held this Friday, November 13, at Lincoln Mall on W. Galena Ave. The food drive will run for 14 hours straight, starting at 5 a.m. and lasting until 7 p.m.
The food drive will benefit all of the major food pantries in the city of Freeport. WREX and pantry volunteers will be accepting non-perishable food items as well as cash donations.
Last year WREX hosted the inaugural event after the Freeport Area Church Cooperative pantry ran out of food. The community of Freeport stepped up in a big way, donating nearly three tons of food and more than $1,000 in cash.
Also on Friday, WREX will be hosting four of its newscasts live from Lincoln Mall in conjunction with the food drive. 13 News Today, 13 News at Noon and 13 News at 5 & 6 will all be live, so please come down, bring some food to donate and come say hello to your favorite WREX anchors and reporters.