Be a Sweetheart — feed the hungry

Feb 05, 2013

The Mast General Store will host its 10th annual “Be a Sweetheart” event Feb. 9 and 10. Candy is a traditional gift for Valentine's Day, so by thinking of one’s sweetheart and picking out his or her favorite candies on this weekend, participants also be helping fill the cupboards at local food banks.

For each pound of candy purchased Feb. 9 and 10, the Mast Store will match it with a $1 donation to a community food bank or food assistance program. These agencies use their partnerships to turn that dollar into three nutritious meals or multiply it to a value of $11 in food.

Mast Store is partnering in Waynesville with MANNA FoodBank. When shoppers are in the store, they will also see coin collection jars. A little spare change can make a difference — it all adds up. These contributions will go directly to the designated agency. Call the Waynesville Mast Store at 452-2101.

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