Residents Urged to Donate to Broward County's 365 Food Drive
  
- As holidays approach, local food pantries are in need -
  

DATE: October 9, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Margaret Stapleton, Director
Broward County Office of Public Communications

PHONE: 954-357-6931
EMAIL: mstapleton@broward.org

As the holiday season approaches, community food banks are in critical need of nonperishable food donations. Residents are encouraged to help meet this need by donating to Broward County's 365 Food Drive.

Broward County launched the 365 Food Drive in January 2010, and since then, employees and residents have collected and distributed more than 23,500 pounds of food to local food banks. You can help by bringing nonperishable food items to any of the County’s 47 collection locations:

• Downtown Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
• Government Center West, 1 N. University Drive, Plantation 
• Main Courthouse, 201 S.E. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale
• North Regional County Courthouse, 1600 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach
• South Regional County Courthouse, 3550 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
• West Regional County Courthouse, 100 N. Pine Island Road, Plantation
• Water and Wastewater Services, 2555 W. Copans Road, Pompano Beach
• Port Everglades, 1950 Eller Drive, Fort Lauderdale
• Aviation Department, 100 Aviation Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
• Child Care Licensing & Enforcement, 2995 N. Dixie Highway, Fort Lauderdale
• All Broward County Library Locations

Suggested food items for donation include:

• Canned Meats
• Canned Vegetables
• Canned Fruits
• Canned Fish
• Peanut Butter
• Jelly or Jam
• Shelf Milk
• Pasta
• Beans - Dry and Canned
• Baby Food and Formula

 
 
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