Food bank can't accept some foods

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Hundreds of thousands of people are still without power, and many people are trying to get rid of the food in their freezer.

Several people have posted on the NBC12 Facebook page, asking if they can donate some of their frozen food to food banks.

The Central Virginia Food Bank says it can't accept uncooked foods that are above 40 degrees — basically anything in your freezer that has started to thaw.

The organization is always happy to accept canned goods and non-perishable items. The group also says it is always looking for volunteers and donations.

The food bank's distribution center is at 1415 Rhoadmiller Street in Richmond.

All of its programs, including Meals on Wheels, start up again Monday morning at 8 a.m.

With so many people still without power, the food bank says it is ready to help anyone in need.

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