The proclaimed time — the month of January — to collect nonperishable food items and clothing, along with other miscellaneous items, in the Fill the Foyer campaign at Nevada City Hall has passed. However, the items will not be packed up for distribution to the Harmony Clothing Closet and other places, like the local food cupboard and the school’s food cupboard, until Friday, Feb. 19. So city staff said people can continue to drop off items until that Friday. At 2:45 p.m. that day, there will be a brief program given by Mayor Lynn Lathrop and then everything gathered for the goodwill effort will be packed into trucks and taken to the agencies. City Administrator Elizabeth Hansen said more volunteers are needed, and those willing to help are asked to call City Hall, 515-382-5466, and let them know you will be helping. "We need six more volunteers to load and two more vans or trucks (to haul items)," Hansen said.Photo by Marlys Barker