Oak Creek — Nonperishable food items will be collected during the Fourth of July Parade this year through a partnership with the Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army van and volunteers will be in the parade line up to collect resident donations.
Mayor Steve Scaffidi first announced the Fourth of July community food drive via Twitter during the State of the City Twitter chat in April.
"Typically in the summer, not a lot of food is donated, so it's the perfect timing for another food drive," Scaffidi said in April.
As part of his mayorship, Scaffidi promised to work to keep food banks full year-round.
Oak Creek elementary schools and residents donated 14,000 nonperishable items in April during a collection at the community center.
"We literally filled the school bus with food from floor to ceiling," Scaffidi said.
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