June 14th is Annual “Start Summer, Stop Hunger” Food Drive

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Continuing a tradition that began on September 11, 2008, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department will be conducting its 7th Annual Food Drive to benefit the Avon Food Pantry. This year’s “Start Summer, Stop Hunger” food drive will be held on Saturday, June 14, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Stop & Shop located on the Avon/Simsbury line. DSC_0437

While it’s easy to argue that a food drive is not part of the AVFD’s life-safety mission, those families who rely on the Avon Food Pantry need our help. With schools soon to be out for the summer and families headed away on vacation, the shelves at the pantry get pretty bare.

The Avon Food Pantry accepts any items. Suggestions include: cereal, cookies, tuna fish, pasta, peanut butter, jellies/jams, juices/juice boxes, bottled water, spaghetti sauce, canned fruit (except pineapple), granola bars, and cookies. The Food Pantry can also use paper supplies such as toilet paper, paper towels, etc., as well as laundry detergent and other household items.

For more information, please call the AVFD at 860-677-2644.

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