Food drive on Shelton Day to benefit the community

The Shelton Police Union will be holding a food drive on Sunday, Oct. 6, during Shelton Day. Non-perishable foods and cash donations will be accepted and will benefit the Shelton High School food bank.

The Shelton High School food bank was started to help provide assistance to families with children who attend any school within the Shelton school system.

Every day more and more residents  are finding it increasingly difficult to provide for their families.

Since the food bank focuses on children, don’t forget to keep “kid-friendly” items in mind. Items such as peanut butter, jelly, pancake mix, syrup, macaroni and cheese, hot chocolate mix, canned vegetables and fruit, and tuna will help build up the food bank before the upcoming holidays. Double check expiration dates on the donated items.

Non-food items are also needed, which include: toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, and deodorant. Also liquid dish detergent, plastic wrap, and aluminum foil will be accepted. Cash donations collected will be used to purchase grocery gift cards.

For more information contact Officer Mary Beth White at the Shelton Police Department 203-924-1544 ext.416.