Brookshire's kicks off Spirit of Christmas Food Drive

Brookshire Grocery Co. has started its 32nd Annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive.

Stores will collect donations of non-perishable food items and team up with service organizations, food pantries and other volunteer groups to distribute food to families who need assistance.

Brookshire’s will donate boxes of nonperishable food items, as well as a coupon for a free roasting hen to accompany each box of food distributed. The stores also sell scan coupons and apply those donations to purchase additional food for the food drive.

Donations collected in a community remain in that community to help needy families.

Customers can support the drive by dropping off individual nonperishable products or purchasing a pre-assembled “grab-bag” of items at their local store. Customers can also purchase $1 or $5 scan coupons at checkout.

The food drive will last until Wednesday, Dec. 18, in most areas.