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Posted on: November 15, 2016

Rockville Holiday Drive Needs Food and Toy Donations

Food Donations Due Nov. 18; Toy, Monetary Donations Due Dec. 15

Rockville, Md., Nov. 15 – The City of Rockville is still seeking canned food donations to provide Thanksgiving food baskets to neighbors in need through the Rockville Holiday Drive.

Friday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. is the deadline to drop off canned food at the Community Services Division office, in the first floor of City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave.

Canned food can also be dropped off at collection boxes at the following locations until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17:

  • City Hall, third floor lobby (Vinson Street entrance).
  • Glenview Mansion at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive.
  • Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Ave.
  • Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive.
  • Rockville Swim and Fitness Center, 355 Martins Lane.
  • Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 Fallsgrove Drive.
  • Twinbrook Community Recreation Center, 12920 Twinbrook Parkway.
  • Dawson’s Market, 225 N. Washington St. (in Rockville Town Square).
  • Food Lion, 845 Rockville Pike (in Wintergreen Plaza).
  • Giant Food, 625 Hungerford Drive.
  • Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, 1750 Rockville Pike.
Volunteers are needed to deliver food on Saturday morning, Nov. 19. Pairs of adults, for safety reasons, are needed. Call 240-314-8310.

The drive continues into December, with collection boxes accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys or books and $20 Giant or Target gift cards through 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15.

Tax-deductible contributions may also be sent to the Community Services Division, 111 Maryland Ave., 1st Floor, Rockville, MD 20850. Checks should be payable to “Rockville Holiday Drive Fund.”

The drive typically provides food to more than 500 Rockville households, helping some of the more than 4,600 city residents who experience chronic food insecurity. Last year, the drive provided 1,000 new toys to nearly 500 children and gift cards to 205 teens.

The continued success of the drive depends on a collaborative partnership with local churches, schools, civic organizations, service clubs, businesses, nonprofits and individuals working together to make the holidays special for the less fortunate.

Learn more about the drive, find lists of requested food and toys and watch Rockville 11’s documentary, “A Community That Cares: The Rockville Holiday Drive,” at www.rockvillemd.gov/holidaydrive.

For more information, call 240-314-8310.

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Marylou Berg
Director of Communication

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