The Georgia United Credit Union is holding its annual “Can Hunger” food drive through March 31. Food and money donated locally will benefit ARK United Ministries Outreach Center, which houses the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank.
Donations may be dropped off at either of Georgia United’s Athens branches (190 Gaines School Road or 1710 S. Lumpkin St.). The credit union also will accept monetary donations that will be used to buy food.
The most requested/needed items are peanut butter; canned tuna and chicken; canned fruit and vegetables; canned soups, stews and pasta; 100 percent fruit juice; and boxed pasta and rice.
For the last three years, all 16 Georgia United branches across the state have collected 92,437 cans or 46 tons of food.