Operation Holiday running critically low on donations

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

One of Wichita’s largest holiday donation sights is running critically low on donated items.

Operation Holiday has been helping people during the holidays by giving away donated food, clothes, presents and recently pet food but in 2017, donations are low.

“We need 100,000 food items and we were around 44,000 as of last night,” said Garland Egerton, executive director of Operation Holiday. “The less food we have, the less food we can provide to those in our community who need who need just a little bit of help this holiday season.”

Operation Holiday organizers say they are running very low on cereal, canned soup, protein (chicken, canned meat, ect…) and peanut butter; they are also running low on jackets and blankets.

“I believe that that will happen but yes, I’m stressed,” Egerton said. “We are about five days away from distribution and we need these items coming in."

Operation Holiday is open Monday through Friday, donations can be given at their location in Towne West Square from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; they are also open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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