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RCC Annual Food Drive Starts Monday

Donate soon to help others on Thanksgiving.

Reston Community Center's annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, in partnership with Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and will begin on Monday.

Donations will be accepted Nov. 5 through Nov. 19, and volunteers will sort and deliver donations on Thanksgiving Day.

The Food Drive was previously planned to begin on Nov. 1 and was delayed due to the impacts of Superstorm Sandy.

Look for donation bins at RCC's Hunters Woods and Lake Anne locations, as well as at many Reston businesses.

The drive leads up to a community-wide volunteer event on Thanksgiving Day, when volunteers will sort all of the donations at RCC and then deliver them to Reston Interfaith’s food storage facility.

 “The Thanksgiving Food Drive gives us an opportunity to share our time and resources with others,” said Beverly Cosham, Chair, RCC Board of Governors. “The generosity of all who give back through this and other efforts is what makes Reston such a caring community.”

Non-perishable foods and other household and personal items will be accepted. A complete list of donation drop-off locations and acceptable items is available at www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Can you help sort and deliver donations on Thanksgiving Day? RCC could use your help. Volunteers need to  register in advance.

Participation is free and the volunteer event will start at 10:00 a.m. and end around 1:00 p.m. or whenever sorting and delivery is complete.

Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com for more information and to register for the Thanksgiving Day activity.

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