Archive for Thursday, September 8, 2011

Rodrock Chiropractic sponsoring annual food drive

September 8, 2011

Rodrock Chiropractic is offering free treatment for those who donate to its sixth-annual Community Food Pantry drive.

The annual food drive begins Monday and ends next Thursday. Anyone that brings donations or gives money to the food pantry through Rodrock Chiropractic is entitled to one complimentary chiropractic treatment.

New patients may receive a complimentary consultation exam and x-rays (if necessary). Existing patients may receive a chiropractic adjustment and therapy (if needed) for exchange of donations, which will be given to the Community Food Pantry at the First United Methodist Church.

“We love doing it and we try to set a goal every year to collect more than the previous year,” Jeremy Rodrock said. “We've been able to do that every year so far.”

Last year's food drive collected around 1,200 items. Rodrock and his team are aiming for more than 1,200 items this year. All donations can be dropped off at the Rodrock Chiropractic office at 412 Ames in Baldwin City.

Rodrock said the food pantry is in need of personal products including laundry detergent, bar soap, hand soap, toilet paper, paper towels, etc. The food pantry also need slow carb foods for diabetics and low sodium foods.

“We do ours a little more unique,” Rodrock said. “We try to do things more geared toward infants and diabetic-type foods. We are looking for more things like sugar-free foods, diapers, wipes and soaps. We mix it up a little bit. We do welcome any donations, but we try to make ours a bit different.”

The Rodrock Chiropractic food drive started around Thanksgiving in 2006. The food pantry has needed more donations during the summer and different times of the year. It receives many donations around the holidays, so Rodrock moved his drive to September in 2009.

“We've had really great success,” Rodrock said. “We moved it to September, because they get a lot of donations around the holidays, that they don't need any at that time. This is more of a tougher time. The summer time drains the pantry, so they are trying to refill it right now at the beginning of the school year.”

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