Through Tuesday, the Merchants Bank's "10 Days of Giving" Food Drive was at 206,050 pounds of food. The collection puts the drive at over 3-million pounds of food collected during the drive's 28-year history to benefit the food shelf at Winona Volunteer Services.
The 2016 total breaks down to $90,900 in cash and 24,250 pounds of food. For the purposes of the total, two pounds of food are counted for each dollar. The total for 28 years now stands at 3,045,465 pounds.
Jen Welch, drive co-chair said "All of us at Merchants Bank are looking forward to renewing the drive next year and helping to meet our goal of helping to make sure no one in Winona County goes hungry during the winter."
Final pickups were made this week at the over 30 schools and over 100 local and area businesses that participated in the drive.....