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City of Berea hosting community food drive at recreation center

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Posted at 7:45 AM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 07:45:16-04

BEREA, Ohio — The City of Berea is hosting a community food drive on Tuesday in the parking lot of the Berea Recreation Center.

Berea Safety Director Barbara Jones, who is organizing the food drive, said there are no income guidelines.

“Whoever shows up and says they need food will get a bag,” she said. If there are children in the family, another bag will have items for children including a coloring book from the police or fire department."

Last week, the city asked for donations of canned soup, canned or pouched chicken or tuna, mac and cheese, rice, peanut butter, crackers, cookies, and another non-perishable food.

Workers will be wearing gloves and non-surgical masks while distributing the bags.

“Our purpose is simply to get the food into anyone’s hands who wants it,” Jones said. “No pre-qualifications, no questions, no bureaucracy.”

The distribution is drive-up only. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Berea Recreation Center, 451 Front Street.

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