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Feed the Need canned food drive at Huntsville/Madison YMCAs

YMCAs in Huntsville and Madison are collecting canned food to help people in need in the community.
Credit: Heart of the Valley YMCA
Heart of the Valley YMCA Feed the Need canned food drive

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Three Huntsville-area YMCAs are collecting non-perishable and canned food to help people in the community in need.

Help your neighbors in need by helping Heart of the YMCA collect non-perishable canned goods to stock the Food Bank of North Alabama.

Drop-off Dates: November 9-December 15, 2020

Help sustain families and individuals with contributions of canned food at your local YMCA!

Suggested Items:
Peanut Butter
Tuna and chicken cans & pouches

You can drop off donations at these YMCAs:

Downtown YMCA, 101 Church Street
Southeast YMCA, 1000 Weatherly Road
Hogan YMCA, 130 Park Square Lane (Madison)

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