TOLEDO (WTOL) - The North Central Ohio Chapter of the Red Cross is seeking donations from the public for a new project in support of military personnel and veterans.

The Red Cross is now accepting new, unopened cans and bags of ground coffee which will be given to area military and veterans’ facilities.

Donations can be dropped off at the Hancock County Red Cross, located at 125 Fair Street in Findlay.

“Java for GIs is a great way for us to enhance our support for service members and veterans through our Services to the Armed Forces program,” said executive director Todd James. “There’s a basic camaraderie that veterans and service members share over a cup of coffee. It may seem like a little thing, but to them it means a lot. I’m so happy that the coffee we collect will be distributed for use in such places as a VA hospital and clinic waiting areas, the drill floors of local military units, and organizations that offer support to local veterans.”

Coffee Amici and We Serve Coffee in Findlay are partnering with the Red Cross in support of the program. You can buy coffee at either location for donation and simply leave it at the store. The donations will be delivered to the Red Cross from there.

For more information on programs and services available for service members, veterans and military families, go online or call 419-422-9322.