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Food distribution coming to Niles’ Eastwood Field

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SECOND HARVEST PANTRY: The Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley will bring its traveling food pantry to the Eastwood Field, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles, today. The food distribution will begin 11 a.m. Participants are asked not to arrive before 10 a.m. and to park in the lot immediately in front of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers box office. Drivers then will be directed into the distribution line.

In order to maintain the health of everyone involved, this will be a zero-contact distribution. Recipients’ trunks must be open and clear of all other belongings. Windows must be rolled up. Recipients are not to exit their vehicles for any reason. Because the demand is so great, this distribution will be limited to one family per car, no exceptions. The distribution will continue as long as supplies permit.

The Traveling Food Pantry is a program designed to address the surge in need for food assistance for families who are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

BLOOD DRIVE: Braceville United Methodist Church, 589 Park Road SW, will host a Red Cross blood drive 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Masks are required and will be provided if needed.

FESTIVAL OF TREES ONLINE: Akron Children’s Hospital’s 39th annual Festival of Trees is taking place online this year. The event showcases the community’s holiday spirit and offers an opportunity for the public to buy trees, wreaths and holiday items online. In 1982, the volunteers created the festival and have raised more than $6.3 million to benefit medical research, education and patient care programs at the hospitals. Items can be picked up today at the John S. Knight Center which will be a contactlness pickup. Call 330-543-8424 or go to akronchildrens.org/treefestival.

TODAY

• To reach the 24-hour information referral and crisis intervention service in Trumbull County, call Help Network at 330-393-1565 or 211. Call Help Network or Help Hotline at 330-747-2696 or 800-427-3606 for more information on service agencies and support groups.

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