Students launch canned food drive

The Fulton County Youth Commission, a group of students selected to address community issues, has begun its “Can-Paign to Fight Hunger,” an annual canned foods collection competition that started in 2009. This year’s goal is to deliver 46 barrels of cans to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Forty organizations are participating, including six schools, five businesses and the county’s police, fire, Sheriff’s, Solicitor General’s and Marshall’s departments. The deadline to fill barrels is Dec. 16. Information: 404-612-7386 or

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