Fill-The-Truck food drive planned at upcoming Shelton High football game

Items from Shelton High School varsity basketball team players, and coaches previoua basketball shooting clinic in a recent year, are shown. The players, and the coaches, taught younger children in attendance at the clinic, basketball skills, and collected food for the school’s Audrey Dreyer Food Bank. The Shelton Public School District’s annual Fill-the-Truck food drive event for the school’s Audrey Dreyer Food Bank, will take place, Oct. 29, at Shelton High School’s Finn Stadium, where the Shelton High School Gaels varsity football team will play the Newtown High School Nighthawks varsity football team at 7 p.m.

Items from Shelton High School varsity basketball team players, and coaches previoua basketball shooting clinic in a recent year, are shown. The players, and the coaches, taught younger children in attendance at the clinic, basketball skills, and collected food for the school’s Audrey Dreyer Food Bank. The Shelton Public School District’s annual Fill-the-Truck food drive event for the school’s Audrey Dreyer Food Bank, will take place, Oct. 29, at Shelton High School’s Finn Stadium, where the Shelton High School Gaels varsity football team will play the Newtown High School Nighthawks varsity football team at 7 p.m.

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SHELTON — The school district’s annual Fill-the-Truck food drive, benefiting the Audrey Dreyer Food Bank, will be Oct. 29 at Shelton High School’s Finn Stadium.

The collection will be held during the Shelton-Newtown football game, which kicks off at 7 p.m.

Any non-perishable food items and toiletry items are needed. Food items needed include frozen turkeys, stuffing, cranberry sauce, brownie mixes, canned soups, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned gravy, potato mixes, rice mixes, hot chocolate mixes, peanut butter, jelly, pasta sauce, and Hamburger Helper.

The toiletry items needed include body wash, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and laundry detergent.

Shelton High School students who volunteer may receive community service hours through the food bank.

Dreyer was a school nurse at Shelton High School. She had the food pantry for students and their families in need. For more information, visit the Derby/Shelton Rotary Club’s website, http://derby-sheltonrotary.org/2009/shsfood.htm.