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Sheriff’s Office collecting food for those in need starting Monday

I just received this information from Capt. Mike Harvey of the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office. I know people have pitched in to help Spotsylvania’s homeless students and their families. Here is another opportunity to help people who are struggling.

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Beginning on Monday, May 28, and continuing until Wednesday July 4,

the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office will be responding to Gov. Bob McDonnell’s challenge to collect food for our local residents who are

considered “food insecure.” Information provided by the governor’s office indicates there are over 1 million Virginians, including a large number of children, senior citizens, and disabled adults who routinely go hungry.

Summertime is typically one of the most challenging times for Virginia Food Banks, especially with the number of children of school age who do not have access to school meal plans.

Sheriff Roger Harris is encouraging his staff and the community to donate non-perishable food items to help our neighbors keep food on their tables this summer.

Beginning Monday, May 28, people are welcome to drop off items at the

Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office at 9119 Dean Ridings Lane.

The Sheriff’s Office will then deliver these donations to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank each week.

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