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First Harrison sponsors food drive

First Harrison sponsors food drive First Harrison sponsors food drive

More than 12 million children in the United States live in “food insecure” homes. This means that those households don’t have enough food for every family member. While it doesn’t mean that they have nothing to eat, children may get smaller portions than they need.

That’s one of the reasons First Harrison Bank’s loan servicing is sponsoring a summer food drive.

Many children from “food insecure” homes rely on school for regular meals, but in the summer those meals disappear, leaving these children with little or nothing to eat.

Loan servicing is again partnering with Harrison County Community Services to help those in the area who are less fortunate by collecting food items that can be eaten with little or no preparation for school-age children who may be home alone during the day while out of school.

Collections will be accepted through the end of July at the Corydon, Lanesville, New Salisbury and Palmyra branches of the bank. Suggested items include peanut butter, jelly, macaroni and cheese, ravioli, Pop-Tarts, soup, cereal, pretzels, peanut butter crackers, cereal bars and Ramen noodles.

Monetary donations will also be accepted.

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