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Reston Thanksgiving Food Drive Kicks Off

Community comes together to support those in need.

Reston Community Center (RCC) announced this year’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, in partnership with the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and Cornerstones (formerly Reston Interfaith). Donations will be accepted Nov. 1-25, and volunteers will sort and deliver donations on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.

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Thanksgiving Food Drive volunteer.

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 Cornerstone’s food storage facility.

"The Thanksgiving food drive gives us an opportunity to share our time and resources with others," said Beverly Cosham, Chair, RCC Board of Governors. "The generosity of all who give back through this and other efforts is what makes Reston such a caring community."

Donations will be accepted beginning Nov. 1 at a variety of places throughout Reston. 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. Organizations wishing to participate in the drive may request a donation bin by contacting Kevin Danaher, RCC Community Events Director, at 703-390-6166.

Community members who wish to volunteer to load donations on Nov. 26 and 27 or sort and deliver on Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving Day). Participants must register in advance. Participation is free but limited to the first 15 registrants for Nov. 26 and 27. Registration for Thursday, Nov. 28 is limited to 200 for packing. An additional small group of volunteer leaders (20) is needed at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28. Thanksgiving Day general volunteering 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.