The Retired Senior and Volunteer Program operated by Care Connection for Aging Services is collecting non-perishable food to benefit local food pantries.

The food drive is a project for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, in which the RSVP has traditionally participated. Canned and non-perishable dry goods will be welcomed.

There will be collection boxes at Korth Senior Center, 309 W. Englewood Dr., Stockton.

The pantries receiving the food include the Church of Christ Food Pantry in Cedar County.

“We wanted to do this project because we thought it would be wonderful to give back to our communities, to help people outside of our normal reach within the senior centers and home delivered meal programs,” Tricia Binnie, coordinator of the RSVP program for Care Connection, said. “We want to be able to contribute towards the communities allowing us to be able to do the things we do.”

Donations may be brought to the senior centers during regular hours until Monday, Jan. 20.

For more information, call (800) 748-7826 or visit www.goaging.org.

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