Old Trail Teens & Kids Host Valentine Food Drive Feb. 17

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Teens and youth from Old Trail, with parental assistance, will host a Valentine’s Day Food Drive Sunday, February 17, to benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

Items most requested include canned meats like tuna, chicken or ham; canned vegetables like beans, corn, peas, potatoes and carrots; canned fruits like peaches, pears, applesauce; and canned stews like beef, ravioli, soups or chili; grains, pasta and sauces, including cereal, oatmeal, mac-n-cheese, boxed pasta, spaghetti sauce and rice. Other items being collected include shelf-stable (non-refrigerated) milk, juice and personal hygiene items like soap, shampoo, deodorants, etc.

Cash donations may be given through the website at www.brafb.org (for every $1 given the food bank can provide four meals).

Residents in the Old Trail area are being asked to fill a bag with items from the non-perishable list and leave it on their front doorstep to be picked up on Sunday. Youth and parents will take care of the pickup and then food will be loaded into the truck on Monday.

All those donating are invited to attend the food collection and truck loading celebration on Monday, Feb. 18 (a teachers’ workday) at 10 a.m. in the field across from Trailside Coffee.