Marchers to collect food for SHEM during Grand Parade

Sweet Home Emergency Ministries is planning an unusual parade entry for this year’s Sportsman’s Holiday Grand Parade in which youth volunteers from the Sweet Home Peer Court will collect canned food from audience members.

Volunteers will push two shopping carts, courtesy of Thriftway, down the parade route, one decorated in Oregon State University Beaver colors and the other in University of Oregon Duck décor. Parade attendees are invited to drop a can of food into the cart of their choice.

The carts are intended to be a visual reminder of Sweet Home’s “serious and ever-growing hunger problem,” according to a SHEM statement. For more information, call SHEM at 367-6504.