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Knights of Columbus holding food drive in Jamestown

The two-day event will be Oct. 22-23.

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The Knights of Columbus 1883 in Jamestown will hold a two-day food drive to benefit local food pantries, said Jeff Plemel, organizer of the drive.

The food drive will be on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22-23, in the parking lot of St. James Basilica. The drive will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 and 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 23.

Cash, nonperishable food and essential items such as diapers and paper products will be accepted, Plemel said. The Knights of Columbus will match up to $6,000 in cash donations. People may also donate money by check, made out to Council 1883.

“We’ll have a trailer set up out there and we’ll be there to take their donations,” Plemel said. People can remain in their vehicles while their nonperishable or other items are unloaded.

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The proceeds of the food drive will be divided between the Salvation Army and Community Action Region VI food pantries.

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