State College to prepare holiday meal packages, accept donations

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CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — In partnership with the State College Assembly of God and other local agencies, the State College Police Department announced the preparation of holiday meal care packages for the 2021 holiday season.

The care packages will help 500 individuals and families in need throughout the Centre County region by providing them with food to enjoy a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal.

In order to have a successful care package assembly, the organizers are asking for the community’s help to donate canned or boxed goods for the packages. Items accepted for donation are, a $25 Weis gift card, canned corn, canned green beans, gravy, boxed stuffing, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes.

Donors can visit SignUpGenius, to view and select available items for donation. On the site, quantities can be adjusted if a donor would like to provide more than one item.

All items must be dropped off by Wednesday, Nov. 3, and may be dropped off at the following locations during normal business hours (unless otherwise noted):

  • State College Assembly of God // 2201 University Dr, State College, PA 16801 // Monday-Friday 9a-4p, or before or after services.
  • State College Police Department // 243 S. Allen Street, State College, PA 16801
  • Ferguson Township Police Department // 3147 Research Dr, State College, PA 16801
  • Spring Township Police Department // 1309 Blanchard St, Bellefonte, PA 16823
  • Patton Township Police Department // 100 Patton Plaza, State College, PA 16803
  • State Police Department // 330 Penntech Dr, Bellefonte, PA 16823
  • Penn State Police Department // 30 Eisenhower Parking Deck, University Park PA 16802
  • Centre County Sheriff’s Department // 213 E High St, Bellefonte, PA 16823 // Monday-Friday 8:30a-4:45p
  • Bellefonte Police Department // 236 W Lamb St, Bellefonte, PA 16823

Monetary donations are also accepted. More information on this type of donation can be found on the State College Assembly website.

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