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Police help feed the hungry

11/24/2015 01:41PM ● By J. Chambless

The Pennsylvania State Police held a Thanksgiving Food Drive at the Avondale State Police Station that started on Nov. 2 and ended on Nov. 23.

The members of the State Police will be donating food products to more than 60 meal sites and 40 food cupboards this holiday period. All donations collected at the Avondale barracks were taken to the Chester County Food Bank on Nov. 24 for distribution to needy families. Through donations by troopers and other Pennsylvania State Police personnel, 380 pounds of food was delivered on Nov. 24.

Chester County, while it is one of the wealthiest counties in Pennsylvania, still has an estimated 50,000 people going hungry on a regular basis. Donations will be accepted at the Pennsylvania State Police Avondale barracks for another donation to be made before Christmas. Call 610-268-2022 for more information.

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