Avon Volunteer Fire Department to Hold Annual “Start Summer, Stop Hunger” Food Drive

Continuing a tradition that began on September 11, 2008, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department will be conducting its 11th Annual Food Drive to benefit the Avon Food Pantry. This year’s “Start Summer, Stop Hunger” food drive will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Stop & Shop located on the Avon/Simsbury line. Those unable to donate the day of the drive may drop off items for the food pantry at AVFD Company 1 located at 25 Darling Drive from June 1-15, 2018 during regular business hours.

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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