MASON, Ohio - The city of Mason partnered with the Mason Food Pantry and the Schuh Center at St. Susanna Church to begin a food drive on Monday.
Mason officials said on Monday that food donations are typically down in the summer months, even though the need is still there, so the pantries have partnered with the city to help.
The city is sponsoring collection bins at the Mason Municipal Center during its regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bins are also at the Mason Community Center, and Mason Fire Stations 51 and 52.
The bins are available until Aug. 22. After that, donations to the Mason Food Pantry can be dropped off at 406 Fourth Avenue, and donations for the Schuh Center may be dropped off at 616 Reading Road.
Pantry officials said the pantries are in particular need of the following items:
Sloppy Joe's sauce, boxed macaroni and cheese, pancake mix, syrup, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit, coffee, beef stew, chili with meat and/or beans, spaghetti sauce, pasta, rice, cereal, instant oatmeal and cream of wheat packets, tomato soup, chicken noodle soup and vegetable soup.
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