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Bloomington Fire Department collecting food to fight hunger; drop off items by December 15

An unfilled box at the Bloomington Fire Department’s Station 1 is one of six fire fighters are hoping community members will help fill during a holiday food drive they have organized to fight hunger, Monday, December 9, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. BFD Capt. Max Litwin, said the boxes are being emptied as they are filled up, so more donations can arrive, but that community members should drop off items by the 15th of December so they can be delivered to those in need on the 16th. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
An unfilled box at the Bloomington Fire Department’s Station 1 is one of six fire fighters are hoping community members will help fill during a holiday food drive they have organized to fight hunger, Monday, December 9, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. BFD Capt. Max Litwin, said the boxes are being emptied as they are filled up, so more donations can arrive, but that community members should drop off items by the 15th of December so they can be delivered to those in need on the 16th. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

An unfilled box at Fire Station 1 is one of six that members of the Bloomington Fire Department are hoping community members will help fill with non-perishable food items during the “Heroes Helping Hoosiers,” holiday food drive, which goes until the 16th of December. The drive is part of an effort to help local residents fight hunger.

Boxes are located at the following locations:

  • City Hall – 401 North Morton
  • Station 1 – 300 East 4th Street
  • Station 2 – 209 South Fairfield Drive
  • Station 3 – 900 North Woodlawn Ave.
  • Station 4 – 2201 East 3rd Street
  • Station 5 – 1987 South Henderson St.

Bloomington Fire Department Captain Max Litwin said donations will be delivered on the 16th, so he hopes community members will drop off items by the 15th.

“While the holidays are a joyful time for many of us, some families and individuals in our community are unable to enjoy it because they are facing hunger,” said Litwin. “Through this food drive, we can share the spirit of the season with a few more of our neighbors.”

According to a press release from the city items will be shared with the following agencies: “Monroe County United Ministries, Backpack Buddies (Community Kitchen), College Square Pantry, New Hope Family Shelters, and the Shalom Community Center.”

Trucks, and equipment are ready for firefighters to help Bloomington area residents at a moment’s notice, at the Bloomington Fire Department’s Station 1, Monday, December 9, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. Firefighters are collecting food items during a holiday food drive to help the hungry. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Trucks, and equipment are ready for firefighters to help Bloomington area residents at a moment’s notice, at the Bloomington Fire Department’s Station 1, Monday, December 9, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. Firefighters are collecting food items during a holiday food drive to help the hungry. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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