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Help feed our community at Can Do Food Drive on Thursday, Nov. 17
Nov 08 2016 - 04:55:00 pm
The Can Do Food Drive will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium (2906 Dabney).

Hosted by the City of Pasadena, the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and Pasadena Independent School District, this food drive is held each November to collect non-perishable food for five Pasadena food pantries:
• Pasadena Community Ministries
• Salvation Army
• Sarah’s House
• The Bridge
• Society of St. Stephen (food pantry at First United Methodist Church).

The food collected each year helps feed thousands of Pasadena families in need. Last year, more than 40,000 lbs. of food was donated at the event and this year, event organizers are hoping to surpass the 50,000 lb. mark.

Any canned goods and non-perishable food items are accepted and appreciated. The following items are the top 10 most requested by the Can Do recipient organizations:

1. Vienna sausages/Spam
2. Jelly
3. Peanut butter
4. Cans of fruit
5. Cereal
6. Macaroni & cheese
7. Tuna
8. Bottles of juice
9. Beans
10. Soup

Additionally, the Can Do Food Drive also accepts monetary donations, which are tax-deductible. Anyone who would like to make a monetary donation can make the check payable to City of Pasadena and mail to: City of Pasadena, PO Box 672, Pasadena, TX 77501-0672, Attn: Barbara Sitzman (Can Do Food Drive).

For more information, the Can Do Food Drive flyer is available online. Photos from last year’s event are also online in the City’s photo gallery.
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