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Cherokee's Public Services Agency to Host Food Drive for Local Food Pantries

The Cherokee County Public Services Agency is hosting a food drive next month to collect goods for three local food pantries.

The Public Services Agency is made up of E 9-1-1, Emergency Management, Animal Shelter, Marshal’s Office, Probation and Radio Technology.

“I’m so proud of the Public Services Agency team and their foresight to join together to collect food for families in our community. E 9-1-1 Director Shane Bonebrake wanted to join department forces within our agency and do something great for our community,” said Director Dana Martin. “We hope the community will come together and help restock food pantries in Cherokee County.”

The food drive will take place Saturday, Aug. 13, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 150 Chattin Drive, Canton. Drop-off locations open during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., from now until Aug. 12 are front lobby of E 9-1-1, 150 Chattin Drive, Canton; Cherokee County Administration Building, 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton; Animal Shelter, 1015 Univeter Road, Canton; and the Marshal’s Office front lobby, 959 Marietta Highway.

Donations sought include:

· Broths (chicken, beef and vegetable)

· Instant oatmeal (plain and flavored packets)

· Ranch dressing

· Canned pasta (ravioli, Spaghetti-Os)

· Tomato sauce and diced tomatoes

· Canned greens (spinach, collard, etc.)

· Baked beans

· Canned black-eyed peas, Great Northern Beans, Refried beans

· Canned fruit

· Apple sauce

· Rice side dishes

· Boxed potato dishes/canned potatoes

· Ramen noodles

· Gluten free foods

· Pop-Tarts

· Spaghetti sauce in cans

· Snacked-sized chips

· Jelly in plastic containers

· Juice boxes

· Cereal

· $10 gas gift cards

· Mustard

· Juice

· Feminine hygiene products

· Bladder control pads

· 4T-5T pull ups

· Diapers (sizes 5-7)

Food pantries need donations that are in plastic, boxed or canned to prevent breaking. When choosing boxed meals, select items that do not require the use of too many additional products like milk or butter.

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