Richmond food drive collects more than 2.5 tons of canned food

Richmond food drive collects more than 2.5 tons of canned food
The Richmond community donated more than 5,000 pounds of canned food during a food drive to benefit GoochlandCares, UP RVA, and Henrico County Family and Community Engagement. (Source: Holland Family Chiropractic)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Richmond community donated more than 5,000 pounds of canned food during a food drive to benefit GoochlandCares, UP RVA, and Henrico County Family and Community Engagement.

The food drive happened on April 1 at the Tuckahoe Village Shopping Center in front of Holland Family Chiropractic in Richmond.

“Over 30 volunteers mobilized a drive-through, drop-off process where social and compassionate distancing was exercised,” a release said.

Because of the success, another food drive has been scheduled for Friday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tuckahoe Village Shopping Center in front of Holland Family Chiropractic in Richmond.

Needed items include:

  • paper or plastic bags
  • canned meats (chicken, tuna, pork and beef)
  • soups and stews
  • canned fruits and vegetables
  • peanut butter and jelly.

Flip-top cans are helpful, especially for younger recipients, organizers said.

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