Food drive Saturday

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The Boys Scouts of America and NALC-4112 Letter Carriers will conduct their 15th annual Fall Food Drive throughout Los Alamos County Saturday, to benefit LA Cares Food Bank in Los Alamos and St. Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen in Española.
The annual Fall Food Drive is scheduled for Los Alamos and White Rock and is jointly conducted by the Los Alamos Letter Carriers Union (NALC-4112), the Northern New Mexico District of the Boy Scouts of America, LA CARES and the LA Community Food Banks with the support of the National Letter Carriers Union, the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Smith’s Food and Drug Stores, the Los Alamos postmaster and many individual volunteers.
Residents should place non-perishable donations of food and supplies near their mailboxes by 10 a.m. (no glass containers).
Cub Scouts will also collect donations at both Smith’s supermarket locations in Los Alamos and White Rock on Saturday only.
Help by donating the following preferred non-perishable food and supplies: 100 percent juices in one gallon plastic, canned fruits and vegetables, boxed dehydrated potatoes, low-fat/salt canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon), low-sugar cereals, spaghetti sauce, spaghetti noodles and other pasta, macaroni and cheese, tuna and chicken helpers, hearty-style soups, canned meals like Chef Boyardee, tomato products, sugar, flour, cooking oil, jelly/jams, peanut butter, canned beans and dried pinto beans, rice, powdered milk, caffeinated coffee (ground and instant) and teas, salad dressings, mayonnaise, crackers and cookies, healthy school lunch items (small 100 percent juices, granola bars, snack crackers, fruit cups, nuts), paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, baby wipes, and personal care products (especially bath soap, shampoo, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, tooth brushes and toothpaste).