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Donate to local food pantry at Meijer this fall

SYLVANIA, OH (Toledo News Now) -

As the holidays approach, food pantry supplies become scarce. Sylvania Area Services is having a fundraiser to fill their pantry this month.

Anyone can head to Meijer on Central Avenue in Sylvania Township, purchase a $10 donation gift card, and the money will go to the agency. The gift cards will help provide food for the local pantry.  

Agency officials say this fundraiser is very important to Sylvania Area Services, which offers weekly food distribution programs, emergency food assistance, and youth and family programs for low-income and at-risk individuals.

For the past three years, the agency has partnered with Meijer to raise much-needed funds. Last year's fall campaign brought in around $1,500.

"There are times throughout the year that we are in dire need of personal care items, food to help supplement what we're giving out," said Executive Director Jason Robertson. "We never know what we're going to get from volunteers or from the community, so this is huge."

This week, Meijer will match any $10 gift card donation purchase.

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