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Canned food collection in Blawnox to help residents

Tawnya Panizzi
| Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, 2:45 p.m.

Blawnox is hosting its annual food drive, “Yes We Can” to help residents who face financial struggles at the holidays.

People are encouraged to donate nonperishable items through Nov. 14.

Officials said it is the sixth year for the collection and is hosted to give people “a hand-up.”

Items are accepted 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays at the borough building, 376 Freeport Road.

Groceries are meant to supplement household pantries and monetary donations help to provide $15 gift cards to purchase turkeys.

Last year, the borough purchased about 10 gift cards and distributed a bag full of food to each recipient. Borough staff has made a tradition of helping people who live in town. Canned items, toiletries and household supplies will be distributed to residents just before Thanksgiving.

Anyone who needs help can call the borough. Information is kept confidential.

To donate or to request help, call the municipal office at 412-828-4141.

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, tpanizzi@tribweb.com or via Twitter @tawnyatrib.

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