Annual Bring Home Food Drive Begins in Ocala

OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) – Residents of Ocala are invited to lend a helping hand this holiday season, by participating in the annual “Bring the Harvest Hone” food drive.

City officials are encouraging people to drop off non-perishable food, baby items and toiletries at various locations around the city. The items they request include:

Dry foods and complementary products (rice, pasta, pasta sauce, cereals, crackers, peanut butter and jelly)

Canned meats (corned beef, ham, tuna, etc.)

Canned vegetables and fruits

Baby items (baby cereal, diapers, lotion)

Toiletries (soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper)

Donations will be accepted at a contactless drive-thru downtown from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

If people cannot get to downtown, there are other options for dropping off goods as well, such as public libraries, city and county fire stations, sheriff’s office locations, Collector’s Offices, Solid Waste Recycling Centers, Ocala Town Hall, Marion County Administration, and the Ocala / Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership.

Donations will benefit Brother’s Keeper, Interfaith Emergency Services and The Salvation Army charities.

For more information visit BringtheHarvestHome.com.

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