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Albemarle Holds Holiday Food Drive

Posted: Updated: Dec 4, 2012 08:51 PM

Albemarle County employees are giving back to the hungry this holiday season.

The Albemarle Against Hunger food drive is collecting donations from now through December 14 to benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

This is the program's third year and county employees hope partnering with the public again will boost how much they can give.

"Albemarle Against Hunger is open to the public as well, so it's been very gratifying to see that once we got the barrels set up and publicized the program, that people who come into the building - whether it's for a meeting or for whatever purpose - have been great about also donating to the program," said  Albemarle County Spokeswoman Lee Catlin.

Three sites have been set up throughout the county for collecting donations: in the County Office Buildings on both Fifth Street and McIntire Road, as well as at the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office in Court Square.

 


 

Albemarle County
PRESS RELEASE

COUNTY INVITES RESIDENTS TO JOIN ALBEMARLE AGAINST HUNGER FOOD DRIVE

Albemarle County employees are holding a food drive to benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank – Albemarle Against Hunger – running now through Friday, December 14, and citizens are invited to join in the effort.

The Food Bank is in dire need this holiday season, and employees believe their donations can make a big difference for local families. In past years, the Albemarle Against Hunger food drive sponsored by Albemarle County employees collected 800 pounds of food, which the Food Bank equates to 625 meals, and over $1,400.

Collection points are set up in several locations:

 

  • County Office Building 5th Street – Lobby/rotunda area
  • County Office Building on McIntire Road – Second floor lobby, across from the elevators
  • Court Square – Commonwealth's Attorney's office These areas are accessible for public donations between the regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Please, no glass containers. According to Food Bank officials, the most needed items include canned meats, canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned stews and soups, grains, boxed pasta and non-refrigerated beverages.

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