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Reston Thanksgiving Food Drive Begins

Reston Community Center, Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and Reston Interfaith bring chance to serve.

Reston Community Center (RCC) kicked off their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive on Monday, Nov. 5, in partnership with Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and Reston Interfaith. Donations will be accepted through Nov. 19, and volunteers will sort and deliver donations on Thanksgiving Day. The Food Drive was previously planned to begin on Nov. 1 and was delayed due to the impacts of Hurricane Sandy.

This annual event brings community members together to support those in need. Local businesses participate as donation drop-off locations, and individuals throughout the community contribute donations at their convenience. The drive leads up to a community-wide volunteer event on Thanksgiving Day, when volunteers will sort all of the donations at RCC and then deliver them to Reston Interfaith’s food storage facility.

Non-perishable foods and other household and personal items will be accepted. A complete list of donation drop-off locations and acceptable items is available at www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Community members who wish to volunteer to sort and deliver donations on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, must register in advance. Participation is free and the volunteer event will start at 10 a.m. and end around 1 p.m. or whenever sorting and delivery is complete. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com for more information and to register for the Thanksgiving Day activity.