Churches plan food drive

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Churches plan food drive

Several area churches will hold Pack the Pick-up to benefit the Greater Washington County Food Bank from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.


Drop-off locations include Washington Auto Mall, Dairy Queen and McDonald’s on West Chestnut Street.


The food bank needs the following nonperishable food items: canned fruits and vegetables, canned and powdered milk, canned and powdered juices, canned meats, canned and dry soup, cooking oil and spray, cake mixes, condiments, flour, cereal, Jell-O, pudding, pasta, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter and jelly, sugar and sweeteners.


Also needed are diapers, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent and paper goods.


Holiday food items include cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, canned or powdered gravy, instant potatoes, canned pumpkin, canned sweet potatoes and yams.


Monetary donations also will be accepted. For every $1 donated, $5 worth of products can be purchased.


For more information, call Don Nixon of Church of the Covenant at 412-480-5895 or Melissa Matteson of Friendship Community Church at 724-350-4067.


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