St. Paul Police and Community Food Drive Thru Nov. 16

Posted on November 2, 2016 - 11:53am

Saint Paul police join forces with community to collect food for people in need

Saint Paul police officers are inviting the public to join their efforts to fight hunger this holiday season by making food donations to the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center Food Shelf. The police department will be collecting donations at all of its three district offices from Monday, Oct. 24 through Wednesday, Nov. 16. In addition, people are invited to leave their donations with officers patrolling the city’s streets.

Once the food drive ends, officers will deliver the donations to the Food Shelf, which exists to improve the quality of life in Saint Paul by providing access to critical human services. Last year,14,000 people visited the food shelf, which features a staple pantry as well as fresh produce and bread. Donations may be dropped off at the following locations every day during the drive between 8a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Eastern District, 722 Payne Ave.

Central District, 367 Grove St.

Western District, 389 N. Hamline Ave.

Suggested items for donation include:

Peanut butter

Jelly

Rice

Tuna and other canned meat products

Cereal

Pasta

Dry beans

Flour

Sugar

Condiments

Coffee and tea

Canned fruit

Pancake mix

Syrup

Soup or broth

Personal hygiene items

Feminine products

Bathroom tissue

Pet food and supplies.

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