United Way and 2-1-1 First Call for Help hosted their 20th Annual Can-A-Thon on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

According to Raquel Zavaleta of United Way, Volunteers came together in spite of the cold to help fight against hunger in Marshall County.

Stations were set up in various Mitchell Groceries and Walmart locations throughout the county to accept donations.

Zavaleta said they have tallied 26,288 cans so far, and that number will only continue to rise as totals from individual locations continue to come in.

2-1-1 Resource Specialist Pat Potts said, “The holidays are especially difficult for those struggling to make ends meet, and every single donation given to Can-A-thon helps change someone’s life.”

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