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Ray of Hope kicks off annual fall food drive
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Ray of Hope Children’s Services just kicked off its Fall Food Drive.

There’s more so of a need at this time of year with the holidays fast approaching.

Among the wish-list items are pantry staples such as cereal, breakfast bars, oatmeal, pancake mix, syrup, Pop Tarts, Mac-N-Cheese, tuna, ramen, canned goods, pastas, peanut butter, jelly, tuna, crackers, mayo, mustard, apple sauce, mashed potatoes, juice, shelf stable milk and bread.

Frozen food items include hotdogs, hamburger, chicken, ground turkey, bacon ,  breakfast meats, waffles, corn dogs, veggies, and fruit.

Speaking of the holidays, Ray of Hope is also in need of Thanksgiving food items such as stuffing, cranberry, whipped cream, butter, potatoes, gravy, apple cider and, of course, turkey.

Donations can be dropped off at the Manteca office located at 113 W. Yosemite Ave.

Ray of Hope is a non-profit consisting of children who are referrals from agencies such as Child Abuse Prevention Agency, San Joaquin County Protective Services, and other government agencies.

For more information, call Executive Director Laura Saunders at 209.597.0574.