Roanoke’s Local Office on Aging requests food pantry donations as pandemic places increased demand for non-perishable food items

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – With cooler months ahead and the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for non-perishable food items at area food banks and pantries is growing.

The Local Office on Aging is anticipating that its food pantry will need replenishment.

Because of this, they are sending out an alert for Roanoke residents to donate what they can.

Specific items they are requesting includes:

  • Canned fruit
  • Fruit cups
  • Canned stew
  • Vegetable soup
  • Boxed macaroni and cheese
  • Canned tuna fish
  • Canned chicken
  • Saltine crackers
  • Peanut butter
  • Peanut buter crackers
  • Jelly
  • Small packs of instant mashed potatoes

If you have any items that you wish to donate, they can be dropped off at 4932 Frontage Road NW in Roanoke between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

(Image courtesy of the Local Office on Aging).

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