DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Tuesday, August 2nd the Wiregrass United Way is hosting its annual Pacesetter Kickoff event.

Starting at 8:30 at the Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center at 795 Ross Clark Circle, the United Way will be boxing meals. Last year, the agency surpassed its goal of 30,000 boxes of food packed. This year, they are upping the ante to 40,000 boxes in just a single hour.

These boxes of food are then dispersed throughout the community to families in need.

Also at the event, the United Way will be announcing its overall campaigning goal, last year their goal was 2.75 million, which they surpassed. One could assume that this year’s number will be higher.

They will also be announcing their campaign leader for the year.

Last year over 150 volunteers took part in helping the agency package 30,000 meals in the hour, this year you could help out as well.

At 8:30 in the morning, they will host a brief listening session detailing what the event is about and then the fun will start shortly after that.

The Wiregrass United Way is an organization that raises money and donates to over 50 different agencies throughout a six-county radius.

To find more information about the Pacesetter Kickoff and the Wiregrass United Way as well you can visit this website!