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AARP, Ruritan Community Food Drive

As more families struggle to make ends meet, Virginia’s food banks need help feeding hungry people. You can help right here in your own community by participating in the AARP/Ruritan Community Food Drive on Saturday, September 11, 2010.

In times like these, demand for help from local food banks is rising. You can help hungry families by participating in the AARP/Ruritan Community Food Drive, which is part of AARP’s CreateTheGood®.

Virginia food banks and their partner agencies are experiencing daily increases in demand for assistance due to rising unemployment, higher food prices and a slow economy.

You can make a difference in your community on September 11 by filling a bag with non-perishable food that your local food bank needs most. Those items include peanut butter, chunky soups, canned meats, canned tuna, canned vegetables, crackers, hot and cold cereal, pasta, rice and canned fruit. No glass containers, please.

The list of drop-off sites for the food drive will be available in mid-June at and will be updated regularly throughout the summer. If there is no food drop site near you, please take the food to a local food pantry or community food bank.

AARP launched Create The Good to help improve peoples’ lives in as little as five minutes, five hours or five days. Post events in your community and invite others to get involved. This is your community. And this is your opportunity. Find out how easy it is to make a difference today by visiting

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