Texas-sized Donations of Food Headed for Haiti

DALLAS (AP) - Thousands of Texas Baptists are responding to anationwide "Buckets of Hope" food drive for earthquake victims in Haiti.

Participants are packing each 5-pound plastic bucket with enoughrice, beans, flour and other staples to feed a Haitian family forabout a week.

State organizers say more than 9,000 buckets, or roughly 270,000pounds, of food have been collected. About one-third has come frommembers of Prestonwood Baptist, a megachurch in the Dallas suburbof Plano.

The food will go to five locations across Texas before theSouthern Baptist Convention North American Mission Board transportsit to Haiti.

The project deadline is Monday.

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