Donations of school supplies are being accepted through Aug. 9.
Supplies include crayons, colored pencils, washable markers, glue sticks, scissors, notebook paper, and backpacks. Prepared packs are available from Lanning Pharmacy.
The supply drive is sponsored by Butler Community College of Marion and Marion County Food Bank and Resource Center.
“I encourage people to buy local and share local,” Butler site director Amy Kjellin said.
Donated items will be distributed 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 10, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 14, 9 a.m. to noon Aug.17, and 4:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 20. at the food bank.
Drop off locations for donors include churches, Marion City Library, Marion Chamber of Commerce, Lanning Pharmacy, Carlsons’ Grocery, and Marion Senior Center.