BAY CITY, MI -- The Bay City St. Patrick's Day Parade begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, but before it begins, you can help make some less fortunate people in the area feel a little lucky.
The St. Patrick's Day Parade Association and the Safe Harbor Soup Kitchen are teaming up to collect canned foods, non-perishable items and money donations to help the less fortunate in the area.
Just prior to the parade starting, trucks will drive down Center Avenue looking for donations. Those donations will then be taken to Safe Harbor Soup Kitchen, located at Riverwalk Baptist Church at 706 Joseph St. in Bay City.
"We are happy with whatever comes in (at the parade), whatever the community is able to bring," said Chad Cunningham, one of the founders of the food kitchen. "Bay City are wonderful and giving people."
Cunningham added the project has received support from local businesses and community leaders around Bay County.
Safe Harbor serves dinner every Monday and Tuesday night, usually serving to around 80 to 100 people. The pantry serves between 150 to 220 boxes of food every Monday.