MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Early Wednesday morning, St. Vincent de Paul was gearing up to start collecting their cans from this year's TV6 Canathon.
As of noon, they had more than 4,000 pounds collected. That's before picking up food from some of their largest donors like Super One, Econo Foods, Blue Cross and the casino.
St. Vincent de Paul uses the Canathon donations to feed about 500 U.P. families and 1,100 individuals once each month.
The organization says the Canathon couldn't have come at a better time as their pantry was running low. The thousands of pounds of food collected from the Canathon will last for about five months.
"Thank you so much because our friends in need need your help and not only this time of year but throughout the year and it helps us, helping them and everyone feels better," said Ron Provost, VP of the Marquette St. Vincent de Paul.
St. Vincent plans to sort the food with the help of the Northern Michigan University swim team on Saturday.