Food drive for Angoon at Andrew Hope Building on Friday

    The food drive began Thursday at the Andrew Hope Building.

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Residents from Angoon are in Juneau this week to conduct a food drive ahead of the coming winter.

    The drive will take place at the Andrew Hope Building, located at 320 Willoughby Ave., on Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    Tlingit and Haida Central Council President Richard Peterson said space was made available without hesitation.

    "We had staff from the Angoon tribe reach out and say that they were going to be in Juneau with a truck and they asked if we would let them set up in our parking lot," Peterson said. "We said absolutely. I think they're just getting prepared. We had, last season, a really bad ferry schedule that didn't provide service for quite a while to some of our communities, and it sounds like we have more of the same this coming winter."

    The drive began on Thursday. All donations are going to Angoon.

    Peterson added that Tlingit & Haida will soon be collecting supplies for a barge run to neighboring communities.

    "We're going to be sending out barge containers to some of the communities with our CARES Act funds," Peterson said. "They're going to be loaded with PPP and the different emergency supplies. I think if anybody wants to send out anything during those times let us know and we can try to squeeze some stuff in there for them."


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