REED CITY — As Wright's Bake Shop prepares to close, owners Don and Karen Wright and John Hanna want to end their 60 years in business with a week-long event to benefit those in the community who are less fortunate.

From Tuesday, Oct. 28, through Saturday, Nov. 1, the bakery will host a "coffee break," which invites the public to bring in two or more cans or nonperishable food items to benefit the Reed City Area Ministerial Association Food Pantry. As a thank-you to each individual who participates, Wright's will provide a doughnut and a cup of coffee.

The pantry serves hundreds of area families and the need continues to grow. According to food pantry coordinator Robert Pooley, about $57,000 was spent to stock the shelves. This year, already more than $40,000 has been spent, and the busiest months are coming, he added. All food items are needed.

That week, Wright's will be open from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday.