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Reston Community Center seeks donations for annual Thanksgiving food drive

Reston Community Center is holding a food drive until Nov. 20 (via Reston Community Center)

Several Reston organizations are partnering once again for an annual Thanksgiving food drive.

Reston Community Center, the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and the nonprofit Cornerstones are collecting donations of non-perishable food and other items through Nov. 20.

Items that are needed include the following:

  • Grocery store gift cards
  • heavy duty clear plastic bins
  • toilet paper
  • baby wipes
  • hygiene items
  • cooking oil
  • flour
  • sugar
  • condiments
  • dried beans
  • canned fruits
  • canned meats
  • bagged or boxed rice
  • quinoa
  • cereal
  • oatmeal
  • coffee
  • tea
  • shelf-stable milk

Drop-off locations are listed online. They include RCC’s Lake Anne (1609-A Washington Plaza) and Hunters Woods (2310 Colts Neck Road) facilities, the Hunter Mill District office at 1801 Cameron Glen Drive, and other options throughout the community.

The community center is also looking for volunteers to help sort and load the donated food on Nov. 23.

In its annual hunger report released in September, the Capital Area Food Bank found that 24% of Fairfax County residents are food-insecure — a rate unchanged from last year.