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.
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- BMX, skateboarding competition canceled Saturday in Oak Creek
- Police Report: July 24, 2014 issue
- 'Land fill' paves way for new lakefront road in Oak Creek
- Zone Baseball makes The Rock its home plate
- Old market lives on in Oak Creek
- Oak Creek Police Report: July 17, 2014 issue
- Man arrested for masturbating in shopping center lot in Oak Creek
- Eatery falters amid road construction in Oak Creek
- Domestic bird found stray in Oak Creek
- Pixologie photo organizers memorialize life stories