Food drive at Capitol focuses on healthy meals

Written by Megan Lello and Radio Pennsylvania | Sep 24, 2012 4:27 AM

(Harrisburg) -- A food drive is being held at the state Capitol later today to collect items to help those in need eat healthy meals.

homeless-person.jpgNonperishable food items, such as egg noodles, cans of tuna, and spaghetti sauce are among the items being donated.

The nonprofit Hunger-Free Pennsylvania is teaming up with the lawmakers in the Legislative Hunger Caucus to help raise awareness about Hunger Action Month.

Executive Director Sheila Christopher says it's important for people to provide ingredients for entire meals. "We have provided five different meal options for folks to provide to us: tuna noodle casserole, beef stew, peanut butter and jelly, chicken corn chowder, [and] a pasta dinner."

Christopher says they're also asking for healthy food items low in fat and sodium.

She says if people are unable to donate items in the Capitol's East Wing Rotunda, they can bring them to food pantries and shelters.

Find out what else is needed for the food drive here.

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