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Friday, April 16, 2010

Food is needed at Community Housing Services

The nice weather does not make the need for food go away for those in need in our area.
If you could .... when shopping this weekend throw in some extra things to help the following drives ....

Community Housing Services, 311 N. Broad St., Lansdale, is currently experiencing a critical shortage of food for its food cupboard. Most needed items include canned meat, chicken, tuna or ham, canned fruit, cereal, spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, Jello, peanut butter, jelly, sugar, flour, juice, baby items such as diapers, food, cereal and juice, paper products, toiletries and cleaning supplies. Cans with flip top lids are most appreciated. Items may be dropped off at CHS from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call (215) 362-5250.

ALSO, during April, Christ Covenant Church, 2200 Sumneytown Pike, Kulpsville, will be supporting Community Housing Services with donations of nonperishable food. Items especially needed in restocking their food pantry are: all canned goods (especially with pull-top lids), cereal, spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, sugar, flour, juice, toiletries and paper products. Contributions may be dropped off through April 30 at the church office Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. Call (215) 256-8101.

ALSO, MANNA on Main Street Lansdale is also seeking volunteers to help cook meals at home and bring them to Manna. They are also seeking donations for their food pantry and soup kitchen. Call them at 215-855-5454 or check the Web site at

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