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Stuff the Police Van Food Drive starts Nov. 7

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November 7-9 and 14-15, 2017
Metropolis Police Department Stuff the Van Food Drive

The Metropolis Police Department is partnering with the local charity group, Weekend Blessings, this year to help feed our school kids. The Metropolis Police van will be parked at the following locations on the listed dates. Help stuff the van to provide food for children in need during the weekends.

Type of foods they are looking for are:
Single serve portions of Macaroni & Cheese, Ravioli, Soup, Vienna Sausages, Ramen Noodles, Applesauce, Fruit Cups, Granola Bars, Snack Bars, Chips, Cookies, Rice Krispie Treats and Fruit Snacks.

The van will be at the following locations:

  • Tue. Nov. 7 – Metropolis Elementary
  • Wed. Nov. 8 – Unity Elementary
  • Thu. Nov. 9 – Brookport Elementary
  • Tue. Nov. 14 – Jefferson Elementary
  • Wed. Nov. 15 – Franklin Elementary

Unable to make it to one of the schools to donate? No problem. Metropolis City Hall will also have a box available for donations to be dropped off.

Each Friday, Weekend Blessings provides participating children receive a bag consisting of two breakfast selections, two lunch selections, two dinner selections, a dairy snack, a fruit snack and a fun snack in their school lockers. Currently, the Weekend Blessings Program is serving 125-130 local students each week. Average yearly cost to operate the program is $23,000. Contact Weekend Blessings for information or donations through email at massacweekendblessings@gmail.com or Facebook.

For additional information contact Sgt. Carl Manley at 618-524-2310. For questions or to make donations, contact First United Methodist Church at 618-524-9325,

Stamp Out Hunger is May 9

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations from homes as they deliver mail along their routes. People are encouraged to leave a study bag containing non-perishable foods such as canned soup or vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to their mailbox prior to time of regular mail delivery. Food will go to the local food bank.