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Altoona police accepting food donations today

Donations being accepted through 6 p.m.

By: WJAC Web Staff

ALTOONA, Pa. -- The Altoona police department has partnered with the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry to collect food donations for needy families this holiday season.

Altoona police officers and members of the St. Vincent de Paul Assumption Chapel Food Pantry of Altoona are collecting donations through 6 p.m. today near the Martins Grocery Store on Chestnut Avenue.

The event is called Project SHARE and donations are being collected in front of Little Caesars Pizza near the Martins Grocery Store on East Chestnut Avenue, police said.

Officers and the food bank said some of the most needed non-perishable items are meals in a can (like stew, chili and soup), canned fruits and vegetables, fruit juices, canned meat, peanut butter and low-sugar cereals.

The food bank is also accepting monetary donations at the drop-off location.

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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times