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Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Makes Final Push for Donations

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The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is making a final push for donations. Its "Helping Hands Against Hunger" food drive ends Thursday, and the latest tally shows it has some catching up to do to break even with years past.

This time of year is critical for the food bank, but there is still time for people to help out before this particular drive ends. You can donate non-perishable items, or even purchase pre-packaged meals.

The latest numbers from the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank show a total of 6,554 pounds of food have been picked up across the valley and Charlottesville so far.

As it stands right now, this is the lowest tally in donations within the last five years. In 2007, more than 14,000 pounds of food were collected, and in 2009 that number peaked at 16,000.

Kroger, one of the many donation locations, says within the last few days it has seen more people making donations and purchasing the pre-packaged meals. But, of course, more support is always welcome.

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