The annual "Feds Feed Families" food drive is kicking off in Rutland this week.
It's hosted by the U.S. Forest Service and the USDA and aims to collect more than 1,000 pounds of nonperishable goods. The effort runs until August 28, and will benefit local food shelves in Vermont and New York. You can drop off donations at the Price Chopper in Rutland City. In addition to food and juice products, the drive also includes household items and paper products.
"When we launched this food drive last year, people really stepped up and they walked into the office and contributed a can of beans or 10 cans of beans, whatever they had. And it all adds up and it all ends up in a good place," said Ethan Ready of the U.S. Forest Service.
Additional drop-off locations include U.S. Forest Service offices in Rutland, Manchester, Middlebury and Rochester.
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