Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation has kicked off its annual canned food drive, which runs through February 25th. SPAR Superintendent Nick Robberson says the goal this year is 8,000 canned goods.

"The goal last year was 2,500. We came close to it," Robberson says.

But Robberson adds that not all of SPAR's community centers participated. However, they are all on-board this year though, so Robberson believes the goal is achievable.

All the donated food will go to the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana. Boxes are set up at all the community centers (you can find addresses below), and there's also one inside Government Plaza.

"In the lobby," Robberson says. "So when people come down to pay their water bill, if they want to donate a canned good, they can."

Robberson asks all city employees, citizens, neighborhood associations, local businesses, area schools and churches to participate in this annual community service event. It's being held in conjunction with Shreveport city-wide African American History Month Celebration events.

SPAR Community Center locations

A.B. Palmer, 547 E. 79th Street, Lakeside, 2100 Milam Street

Airport Park, 6500 Kennedy Street, Mamie Hicks, 200 Mayfair Street

Andrew Currie, 1600 Norma Street, Southern Hills, 1002 Bert Kouns

Bill Cockrell, 4109 Pines Road, Sunset Acres, 6700 Quillen Street

Bilberry Park, 1902 Alabama, Querbes, 3500 Beverly Street

Chris Hayes, 4300 Illinois Street, Valencia, 1800 Viking Drive

David Raines, 2920 Round Grove Lane, Hattie Perry, 4300 Ledbetter

Hollywood Heights, 4815 McDaniel Street, Wildwood Park, 7401 Jewella Avenue