For me, the holidays are linked to two things: food and family. Too many families on the SouthCoast, however, struggle all year round with hunger.

An incredible amount of children right here in New Bedford find their only true source of regular nutrition in their school's cafeteria. That's why Fun 107 has spearheaded our food drives for the past 26 years. The food we collect at Operation: Food Drop is used to pack hundreds of Thanksgiving food baskets for needy people right here on the SouthCoast.

We team up with the United Way of Greater New Bedford to pack these baskets. We've already secured the turkeys. What we are looking for are all of the other items that make a Thanksgiving meal memorable: stuffing, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, cornbread, pie filling, etc. All of these "other" things is what Operation: Food Drop is all about.

Worried about it raining or where exactly to bring your food? Students from Our Sister’s School will be there to help you. Just drive up to the warming house and the student volunteers will come right to you car and take the food over for you.

Operation: Food Drop is Saturday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Buttonwood Park.

Additional Reporting by Jhona Coombs