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Sheely’s Furniture in North Lima collected food Monday for families in need.
The store offered discounts to customers that donated non-perishable food items, all of which is being donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. This is the third year for the collection and the past two years, more than 1,600 pounds of food was collected.
Organizers said they recognize the need in the community is great.
“We have quite a few children, that when they go home from school during the weekend, they really don’t have a hot meal until they get back to school on Monday. I know our local food banks give out 15,000 pounds of food a week. Last year, over 9 million pounds of food,” said Sheely’s CEO Sherry Sheely.
September is Hunger Action Month and Thursday is national “Wear Orange Day” to draw attention to the problem of hunger in the United States.