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Food drive brings more than just letters to mailboxes

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The nation’s largest food drive is hitting North Central Florida tomorrow in an effort to “Stamp Out Hunger”. North Central Florida United Way Marketing and Communications Vice President Mindy Underberger says families in the community need this help, especially at this time of year.

“It provides much needed staples for their shelves that help them get through the summer, so without that food, there would be some empty pantry shelves this summer,” she says.

To donate, residents can leave a durable bag of non-perishable food next to their mailboxes tomorrow before mail pick-up. Underberger says last year’s drive raised 138,000 pounds of food, but they are hoping to collect even more this year to match the growing need in the community.

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