Each year, hundreds of people help us raise food and funds for the Brazos Valley Food Bank. Wednesday, we do it all again for the 18th year.
We don't do it alone, though.
We have a great number of volunteers that helps keep the drive running smoothly. There are two organizations that help us start and finish our food drive day.
It takes a lot of hands to collect over 200,000 pounds of food each year. Especially, when you collect in all on one day.
"This is the 18th year for the food drive," said Mike Connor with Bryan Texas Utilities.
"For the last 17 years, BTU has always volunteered to start the day out at the food drive. We've been there since the beginning," he continued.
Before the sun is up, BTU employees are helping sort food and unload cars. As the sun comes up, and the people pour in, the food piles up.
When sunset comes, another group of steadfast volunteers step up.
"Basically, we're just several people that got together and loved to go riding motorcycles," said Helen Krc with the Brazos Riding Group. Over twelve hours after the start of the drive, the Brazos Riding Group help wrap up a long day.
"At the end, you always ask for that last little push of people to come and get that last little bit," said Krc.
"It's just wonderful to see what the people of the Brazos Valley have done," she continued.
A one day event that rallies the communities of the Brazos Valley.