Donate food items to FPU's Harvest of Hope Food Drive

Now through December 18, you can donate canned and non-perishable food items in the Harvest of Hope Food Drive sponsored by Fayetteville Public Utilities. All donations will be given to the Good Samaritan Association of Lincoln County to help feed our neighbors in need.

Each year FPU serves as a drop-off center for those who wish to donate food items for the Good Samaritan assistance program.

"Even though the Good Samaritan receives donations throughout the year from caring citizens, the Harvest of Hope serves as a ‘boost' during the holiday season to help supply their food banks for the upcoming year," says Gina Warren, FPU's public information specialist.

Items may be left at the main FPU office located at 408 West College Street during regular office hours now through Dec. 18.

Food donations may include non-perishable canned food items such as meats, vegetables, fruits or juices. Boxed or bagged rice, noodles and beans, canned or dry soups and soup mixes are needed. Dry goods like crackers, oats, packages of Kool-Aid, hot cocoa and coffee will also be accepted.

A standard food box will feed a family of four for about four days.

If your civic group, or school would like to participate in the Harvest of Hope program, please contact Gina Warren at FPU, 433-1522, ext. 166. And if you or someone you know is in need of assistance this year, please contact the Good Samaritan office at 433-0260.