GREENFIELD — This could be the year – the year the 40,000 Pounds of Giving food drive finally reaches the goal for which the event was named.
“I think we actually have a chance of reaching our 40,000 pound goal this year,” said event founder Carl Denny.
The one-day collection of canned goods and other nonperishable food items is in its seventh year. During a four-hour stretch one Saturday each year, donations are stuffed into a 53-foot-long semi tractor trailer. Denny came up with the name for the campaign based on the amount of food that can legally be transported by such a trailer. Denny said he knew the goal was a lofty one when he started the event in 2006, but he set a high goal “because there is high demand.”