City of Ne­wark col­lect­ing hol­i­day food do­na­tions

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To tap into the sea­son of giv­ing, the City of Ne­wark will be ac­cept­ing do­na­tions for the Food Bank of Delaware through De­cem­ber.

“Year af­ter year, our res­i­dents show­case their gen­er­ous spirit by sup­port­ing this drive and drop­ping off much-needed do­na­tions,” Act­ing City Man­ager Tom Cole­man in a pre­pared state­ment. “We’re hope­ful they’ll join us once again in this ef­fort.”

As part of the food bank’s “Thanks­giv­ing for All” cam­paign, do­na­tions through Nov. 21 will en­able more Delaware fam­i­lies to en­joy a Thanks­giv­ing meal.

Do­na­tions can in­clude canned sweet po­ta­toes, canned peas, canned corn, evap­o­rated milk, ap­ple­sauce, cof­fee/tea bags, corn muf­fin mix, mashed po­ta­toes, gra­ham cracker crusts, pie fill­ing, and turkey pans. Frozen tur­keys are be­ing ac­cepted, but must be dropped off at the Ne­wark or Mil­ford food bank ware­houses.

A sec­ond do­na­tion bar­rel, open through Dec. 21, will col­lect food and goods for fam­i­lies to use through the hol­i­day sea­son.

Do­na­tions can in­clude canned fruits, hot and cold ce­real, canned meat, peanut but­ter, grains, canned and dried beans, canned veg­eta­bles, 100 per­cent fruit/veg­etable juice and healthy snacks.

“The City of Ne­wark is a con­sis­tent, en­thu­si­as­tic sup­porter of the Food Bank of Delaware and we’re grate­ful city lead­er­ship is once again en­cour­ag­ing res­i­dents to re­mem­ber those who are less for­tu­nate and make do­na­tions that will di­rectly im­pact lo­cal fam­i­lies,” said Food Bank of Delaware pres­i­dent and CEO Pa­tri­cia Beebe in a pre­pared state­ment.

NE­WARK POST FILE PHOTO

The city of Ne­wark is col­lect­ing food do­na­tions for Thanks­giv­ing.

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