American Legion Post 89 is welcoming all to participate in a 5K Ruck on Independence Day in Pella. David Robbins with the local American Legion and Army National Guard says the event will be held at 8 a.m. on the morning of July 4th, with the goal of collecting food for the Pella Community Food Shelf. Robbins says the Ruck March will have participants carrying a military grade backpack — with food donations, if they prefer, from the Pella Memorial building, past Central College, down the Volksweg Trail just past the 163 bridge, and back to downtown. He says one of the biggest goals of veterans organizations is to continue to serve their communities beyond the years of service given to the nation in the military. The 5K Ruck Food Drive is open to all to participate, with all food donations benefiting the Pella Food Shelf. Hear more about the project on today’s Let’s Talk Pella.