SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Regardless of the season, the need for food assistance is always there, and Western Mass. food pantries are in a similar need to keep those shelves stocked, so they can help.

ABC40 and The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts are teaming up to collect non-perishable items during the ABC40 Food Drive.

Over the next week, please grab a few extra items during your trip to the store, and drop them off Wednesday, July 24 at the ABC40/FOX 6 studios at 1300 Liberty Street in Springfield between 5:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Below is a list of most-needed food items. It’s a great idea to try to collect products that can be combined to make a healthy meal, such as:

  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Rice and canned or dry beans
  • Spaghetti and canned spaghetti sauce
  • Canned or boxed pasta/rice meals and canned vegetables
  • Canned or instant soups/stews and rice
  • Dry oatmeal and canned fruit

Cash donations will also be accepted on-site as well.

If you can’t make it Wednesday, monetary donations can also be made online. Please click here to donate.

Thanks for teaming up to make a difference, and we hope to see you Wednesday!

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