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More donations needed for food drive

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With just a few weeks remaining in the Spirit of Christmas Food Drive, more donations are needed to help the 16,000 families targeted to receive assistance this year. The food drive ends Dec. 22 in most areas.

"Donations have been coming in steadily, but we need more help to reach all those in need," said Sam Anderson, director of consumer and community relations for Brookshire Grocery Co.

All food collected within the area will be distributed to families here. Brookshire Grocery Co. will donate at least one roasting hen to each family assisted through the food drive. Last year the company provided more than 16,000 hens.

The drive, sponsored by participating Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods stores, as well as service organizations, including North Ellis County Outreach, helps families in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi who need assistance during the holiday season.

Donations may be made by placing non-perishable food items in the designated containers at the front of participating stores. Items in glass jars and homemade goods are not accepted. Bulk items, such as flour and corn meal, should be donated in smaller quantities.

Volunteers will collect, sort, package and deliver the food to the recipients before Christmas.

Since 1928, Brookshire Grocery Co. has operated on the principle of putting people first— customers and employees.Known for friendly service, clean stores and strong community support, BGC operates 156 stores in four states—Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi— with three distribution centers and seven manufacturing facilities. For more information, visit www.brooks hires.com and www.super1 foods.com.

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