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Posted on: November 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Thanksgiving Food Drive - November 23

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The 36th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive will take place at Maude Cobb Convention Center on Monday, November 23, 2020. Food donations will be accepted from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23rd.
Donations may consist of canned goods, bread, staples, frozen meats, and monetary donations. In addition to a turkey or chicken, each box will contain approximately 2 cans of green beans, 2 cans of corn, 2 cans of green peas, 2 cans of miscellaneous peas or beans, 2 cans of soup, 1 bag of pasta, 1 canned meat, 1 dessert, 2 boxes of Jello mix, 1 can of cranberry sauce, 1 loaf of bread, 1 canned fruit, 1 miscellaneous vegetable, and 1 miscellaneous powdered drink mix.
Several months before the event, applications are taken from families in need who live in 
the Longview area. Application deadline to receive a food box was October 31, 2020. The pre-approved families selected to receive a food box will be notified by letter ahead of time and will be instructed to come to Maude Cobb Convention Center at a designated time on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 to collect their food box.
Due to CoVid concerns, the collection and distribution of food will be drive-thru events, with all participants asked to remain in their vehicles. Volunteers are asked to sign up ahead at and designate a time they wish to volunteer. All volunteers must be 16 years or older.
For further information please call 903-452-3780, or contact one of the following participating agencies: Horaney's at 903-753-3661, Longview Community Ministries at 903-753-3561, Caring and Sharing at 903-234-9521, New Gate at 903-757-6146, the Salvation Army at 903-215-8463, visit online at or 
the Longview Thanksgiving Facebook Page,

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