By Roxanne Thompson
Each year, on the Friday before Thanksgiving, the people of Mexia work together to collect food for its two food pantries, and that day is next Friday, Nov. 18.
Nine central Texas counties hold the Food for Families Food Drive concurrently each year at this time, with the food donated staying in the county where it is collected, or in this case, staying in the city where it is collected.
Caritas Food Pantry is hosting the Mexia location of the food drive, and the donations collected will be split 60/40 with Glad Tidings Food Pantry at the end of the day. The drive starts at 6 a.m. at Caritas, which is at 111 N. Paris Street, and usually closes down when people stop coming by, about 6-7 p.m.
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