The Georgia United Credit Union is holding its annual “Can Hunger” food drive through Feb. 29.
Food and money donated locally will benefit ARK Ministries, which serves the low-income citizens of Athens-Clarke and surrounding counties who are facing financial emergencies and are struggling to meet life’s basic needs.
Donations may be dropped off at either of GUCU’s Athens branches (190 Gaines School Road or 1710 S. Lumpkin St.). The credit union also will accept $1 donations that will be used to buy food.
The most requested/needed food 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 four years, all 18 Georgia United branches across the state have collected 147,914 cans or 73 tons of food.
For more information, contact Catalina Evans at email@example.com or 770-476-4600, extension 8237.