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VPD and Citizens Against Violence host local food drive

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Valdosta Police Department Partners with Citizens Against Violence to Host Food Drive for Local Families in Need

As we prepare for the holiday season, some local families continue to deal with food insecurities during the coronavirus pandemic. The Valdosta Police Department is stepping up to be part of the solution by collecting food that will be donated to the Citizens Against Violence Venture Club Food Pantry program.

The police department is collecting specific non-perishable food items that can be dropped off in the Police Department Lobby collection box located at 500 North Toombs Street (Donations can be dropped 24/7) or to the Citizens Against Violence building located at 624 East Jane Street (Donations can be dropped 9 AM – 12PM Monday-Friday). Donations will be collected until December 1.

 Items needed include:

  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Chicken/Beef
  • Canned Soup/Stew
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Vienna Sausage
  • Canned Pork and Beans
  • Dried Beans
  • Spaghetti Noodles
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Granola Bars
  • Cookies
  • Cooking Oil
  • Bags of Corn Meal/Flour
  • Peanut Butter
  • Boxed Cereal
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Powdered Milk
  • Rice
  • Crackers
  • Packaged Baby Formula

“We are always trying to build relationships between the Police Department and the Community. This is one way we can give back by partnering with a local organization to help those in need during the holiday season and COVID-19 Pandemic,” said Community Policing Officer, Randall Hancock.