Food bank looking for Christmas donations

By Scott Costen

Charlotte White is asking Queens County residents to help make Christmas merrier for the less fortunate in our community.

The chair of the Queens County Food Bank is seeking donations of turkey, dressing mix, cranberries and fresh root vegetables for the organization’s nearly 200 client families. Instant coffee and coffee whitener will also be in high demand, she said.

Financial contributions are always appreciated because they provide food bank volunteers with more flexibility, White said. “That way, we can buy what we really need and take advantage when items come on sale.”

A small donation to the food bank can go a long way, White said. “It makes a real difference in a person’s life when they have food on the table, especially at this time of year.”

Donations can be dropped off at the food bank Mondays and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. They will also be accepted Thursdays from 9 a.m. until noon. Donors wishing to make other arrangements can call White at (902) 354-4679.

Clients, including new ones, have several opportunities to pick up their regular groceries as well as their seasonal items. They can come from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 11 or from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 18 and 19.

The food bank is located at 108 College St. on the lower floor of the former Mount Pleasant School.

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