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Food drive urges donors to ‘give the good stuff’

Published: Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 4:28 p.m. CDT

The Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb will collect canned goods and dry goods through Feb. 15 to benefit Feed’em Soup Community Project.

Feed’em Soup serves community meals every Wednesday and also maintains a clothing closet and food pantry.

The food pantry has become a vital asset to Feed’em Soup guests. The pantry stocks a variety of food to help guests get through the days in between the community meals.

Nonperishable food items can be donated to the housing authority’s drive Monday through Friday in collection boxes at four locations: Golden Years Plaza, 507 E. Taylor St. in DeKalb from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Civic Apartments, 350 N. Grant St. in Sycamore from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; The Housing Authority Main Office, 310 N. Sixth St. in DeKalb from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Briarwood Apartments, 3345 Resource Parkway in DeKalb from 9 a.m. to noon.

The theme for the food drive is “give the good stuff.” The housing authority is asking that people donate high-nutrition foods like peanut butter, canned tuna and canned vegetables, rather than snack foods or “those foods from the back from the cabinet that rarely get eaten.”

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