Georgia United Foundation’s 8th annual Can Hunger food drive is underway now through Feb. 28. (Georgia United Foundation)

Can Hunger food drive needs help from Gwinnett citizens

Georgia United Foundation’s 8th annual Can Hunger food drive is underway now through Feb. 28. Donations can be dropped off at Georgia United Credit Union, 2270 Satellite Blvd., and their corporate branch, 6705 Sugarloaf Pkwy, both in Duluth.

The most requested food items include canned fruits and vegetables, canned tuna, chicken or salmon (in water), canned or dried beans, peas or lentils (low sodium), whole grain pasta and flour, brown rice, whole grain cereal, natural peanut butter (plastic containers), and olive oil (plastic containers).

“One in seven people in Georgia rely on food banks to help feed their family but food banks typically experience a downturn in donations after the holidays,” stated Kim Wall, Georgia United’s director of business and community development. “We host this program in February each year to help meet the needs of the food banks and our neighbors in crisis, which in turn strengthens our local communities.”

Since the program began, Georgia United has raised over 335,000 cans of food for local food banks, thanks to the generosity of their donors.

Information: www.gucufoundation.org/canhunger or to find another location: www.gucu.org/about-us/locations.

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