TV6 Canathon: roughly 116,000 pounds of food collected

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NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - The 2018 TV6 Canathon wrapped up on Wednesday night. Hundreds, if not thousands of people and organizations, coming together to help feed a hungry neighbor. All of the food donated stays right in your community, stocking the shelves of food pantries like the Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul.

Businesses and organizations like Public Service Garage of Marquette, U.P. Home Health and Hospice the United Steelworkers Union and U.P. Health System Marquette all helped out with collection and unloading efforts.

TV6's Creative Services Director, Scott Zerbel, is the man in charge of this enormous operation. He says, this year, roughly 116,000 pounds of food were collected, and more pickups are scheduled for Thursday so that number could rise.

The food collected from this year's canathon will be distributed in the coming days. The donations are expected to help feed hungry families through the holidays and beyond, usually lasting for about 5 months.