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Glade Valley Community Services (GVCS) reports a very low inventory at the Glade Valley Food Bank.  As the economy continues a slow recovery, the needs of the community increase and fewer donate to the Food Bank.

The Food Bank often must purchase food to fill the needs of Glade Valley families struggling every day to feed their families. As a result, funds are running low, also.

GVCS encourages organizations planning events to include a collection for the Food Bank. Many organizations include a note in their announcement asking attendees to bring an item for the Food Bank.

Items most needed include:

  • Cereal,
  • Canned peas,
  • Spaghetti Sauce,
  • Canned corn,
  • Boxed potatoes,
  • Canned tuna,
  • Peanut butter,
  • Toilet paper,
  • Canned chicken,
  • Baked beans,
  • Canned fruit,
  • Canned pasta,
  • Laundry detergent,
  • Hamburger Helper, and
  • Rice

The Food Bank also needs children’s books for the bookshelves at the Food Bank.  Children pick one to read while waiting for their parents and then to take home. It is a wonderful way to provide books to children who may not otherwise have books at home, and to encourage parents to read to their young children.

Donations of food and books can be dropped off at the Food Bank, lower level of Town Hall, 21 West Frederick St, in Walkersville on Mondays, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm and Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

For information about volunteering or donating items, leave a message at 301-845-4229.

Source: Glade Valley Community Services Newsletter
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