RACINE — The Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency Inc. (RKCAA) will serve as the clearinghouse for the Holiday Food Basket Program.

The Holiday Food Basket Program is a joint effort with the Racine County Food Bank, City of Racine, Racine County, labor, civic groups, churches, schools and businesses.

Applications are being accepted at the Racine area Community Action Agency, 2113 N. Wisconsin St. The deadline for submitting applications is Dec. 15. Individuals must apply in person and will be required to provide photo identification, verification of household size, proof of current address and information regarding household income. Poverty guidelines will be used to establish eligible citizens. Holiday baskets will be distributed on a first-come basis.

Businesses, churches, civic organizations, schools or private citizens who would like to help a family by providing a food basket through RKCAA or by delivering it to a family can call RKCAA at 262-637-8377 and they will be provided a family name.

Anyone wishing to donate monies may submit a check payable to Holiday Food Basket, c/o Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency Inc., 2113 N. Wisconsin St., Racine, WI 53402, or go to www.rkcaa.org and click on the Donate Icon in the left hand column.

Anyone wishing to donate food may drop it off at RKCAA or call the number above and schedule an appointment with RKCAA to pick-up the food.

Call Zeke Leo at 262-637-8377, ext. 107, and assist by taking a family name or donating money or food.

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Community Coordinator

Loreen Mohr is the community coordinator for The Journal Times.

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