Donate food to Toot for Tucker drivers

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If you hear cars honking their horns at night next Monday, do not panic.

There is not a traffic jam and no one wants you to pull over – they want you to raid your cupboards.

The Combined Lions Clubs of North Otago, with help from youth groups, St John’s and the Fire Service, will be collecting food for the Oamaru Food Bank on Monday, December 2 as part of their annual “Toot for Tucker” event.

Volunteers will be driving around the streets of Oamaru from 6pm, honking their horns to get people to come out and donate food.

North Otago Lions Club secretary Jen Farquharson said cars would be decorated with yellow and blue balloons to make them easy to spot.

People will be running alongside the cars to pick up people’s donations, Mrs Farquharson said.

Donations should be non-perishable food such as canned and dry goods, she said.

“Toot for Tucker” gathered more and more food each year it took place, she said.

“It’s grown every year . . . it’s always very successful.”

 

By DAVID DE LOREAN