NORTH ALABAMA (WAFF)-
Thursday was the 21st annual WAFF 48 Holiday Can-a-thon.
Volunteers staffed drop-off locations across North Alabama, collecting canned goods for our neighbors in need.
The cans collected in each community will stay in that community.
The Decatur Mall collection site provided rousing musical accompaniment as neighbors gave 31,094 food items.
In Colbert County, collection crews braved wet conditions in the Walmart parking lot off Avalon in Muscle Shoals. The take here was estimated at almost 600 items.
Lauderdale County got a big boost from Central High School, which dropped off almost 2,200 non-perishable items in Florence.
Volunteers set up a collection van in Russellville. In Guntersville, the United Way of Marshall County decked the halls, or rather, decked the deck of a fishing boat.