The 2017 Zachary Community Food Bank “Pack The Pantry” Food Drive will be held on Wednesday, November 8th through the 16th at all Zachary Community Schools. Children are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to school during this period. Zachary schools will be competing for the “ZCSD Food Drive Champion-ship Trophy,” given to the school that collects the most canned goods. Last year, Copper Mill Elementary was the winning school, collect-ing almost 3,200 pounds of canned goods. The Zachary Fire Department will be collecting the canned goods from the schools in their fire trucks on Friday, November 17th. All donations will remain in our local Zachary Food Pantry and will benefit families in our community. Please be generous in your giving. The Zachary Food Pan-try serves over 3,000 households a year. All households who receive meals must properly qualify accord-ing to income criteria, and must reside in the Zachary Community School District legal boundaries. If you are interested in supporting the Zachary Food Pantry, the mailing address is P.O. Box 932, Zachary, LA 70791. The Zachary Food Pantry is located at 5640 Rollins Road. The phone number is 225 654-4028. The Zachary Food Pantry is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, so your gift is tax-deductible.