Labor Day Food Drive Starts Saturday

East Texas volunteers are preparing for the annual Labor Day Food Drive. Ashley Furniture Home stores in Lufkin is hosting the event to benefit the East Texas Food Bank.

More than a thousand canned goods were collected during last year's drive. This year's goal is to double that.

If you'd like to give back to your community, you can drop off donations at Ashley Furniture on the loop Saturday through Monday.

With the long weekend ahead of us, keep in mind most governmental agencies will be closed on Labor Day; that includes city, county and state offices.

Banks, post offices, and schools will also shut down for the holiday; as well as public libraries and federal courthouses. There will be no garbage pickup or mail delivery on Monday.