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Ohio State Highway Patrol in Medina holding holiday food drive

Ohio State Highway Patrol Medina
Posted at 3:34 PM, Dec 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-11 15:34:45-05

MEDINA, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is holding a "Can the Cruiser" holiday food drive at its Medina Post and are asking the public for donations.

OSHP said the food drive will run through Dec. 19 and those looking to donate can drop off non-perishable food items to the post at 3149 Frantz Road in Medina.

A collection box will be located in the front lobby of the post. The goal of the food drive is to collect enough food to fill a cruiser.

Troopers are looking for specific items that will be helpful to those in need. While brands don't matter, OSHP said the size of the food items is important. Here's what OSHP is in need of:

  • 16 oz. plastic jars of peanut butter
  • 20 oz. squeezable jelly
  • High calcium pudding cups
  • Fruit cups or 15 oz. cans of fruit
  • Applesauce cups or packets
  • 10.5 oz. can or microwave cups of soup
  • Granola bars
  • 5 oz.-7 oz. cans or pouches of tuna and chicken
  • Box or microwave cups of macaroni and cheese
  • Graham crackers
  • 10 oz. or 12 oz. boxes of healthy cereal
  • New and unused reusable tote bags
  • Monetary donations

On Dec. 19, the cruiser filled with all of the donations will be on display before troopers donate the food items to the organization Feeding Medina County.
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