Waterbury, VT – To help our fellow Vermonters struggling with hunger this holiday season, the Vermont State Police, in cooperation with Casella Waste Systems, are collecting food donations for the Vermont Foodbank. Drop off locations will be located at every Vermont State Police barracks; including state police headquarters in Waterbury, VT. Donations can be dropped off during business hours, Monday December 16 - Friday December 20, 2013. To find a donation site nearest you, visit http://vsp.vermont.gov/about_us/divisions/field_force/stations.

Donations will be collected in large 90 gallon recycling bins donated by Casella Waste. Marc Okrant, Director of Marketing for Casella commented, “We are happy to help out the Foodbank, the State Police and Vermont citizens anyway we can.”

On Monday, December 23, the bins will be collected by Vermont state troopers and delivered to regional food shelves across Vermont.

The Vermont Foodbank suggests the following non-perishable items for donation:

• Canned tuna, salmon, sardines

• Peanut Butter

• Cereal-all varieties

• Canned fruits-all varieties

• Canned vegetables-all varieties

• Canned meat-beef, pork, chicken

• Canned soups and chili

• Boxed meals

• Pasta and pasta sauce

• Diapers-All sizes

• Pet food-all varieties

If you can’t donate food, remember that $1 = 3 meals. And when you support the Vermont Foodbank, you help provide food for 1 in 7 of our neighbors.

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