Helping out

July 12, 2007 


HUNGER HAS NO VACATION: The Victim Services/HOIST Unit of the Durham Police Department is sponsoring its first summer food drive to support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina in Durham. Through Aug. 1, citizens are encouraged to donate nonperishable food items or make monetary contributions to the food bank to meet summer demands. The food bank serves residents of Durham and counties in the central and eastern food bank network. Drop locations in Durham include the food bank, 708 Gilbert St.; Durham Police Headquarters, 505 W. Chapel Hill St.; BB&T Main Branch, 505 S. Duke St.; and El Centro Hispano, 201 W. Main St. At the food bank drop-off location, givers are asked to mention that donations are part of the Durham Police Department 2007 Summer Food Drive. Contact Victim Services' Lukas Strout at 560-4404, ext. 261, or for more information and drop locations.

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