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LVAC announces food drive to benefit Trinity Pantry

BY: Metro Source Staff | November 13, 2012

LANCASTER- The Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps (LVAC) in partnership with the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), is holding a food drive to support the Trinity Food Pantry from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Collection will occur at the TOPS in the D&L Plaza and at Walmart on Transit Road at William Street.

LVAC Director Allison Revelas explains, “Part of our mission is to help improve the quality of life of those in our community. The pantry has a similar mission to ours and is in dire need of help.”

Representatives from the OEM and LVAC will be present at both locations taking collections of non-perishable food items, toiletries, and monetary donations.

“We’re asking people to keep in mind the families which may be struggling currently, and to pick up a few extra items while they do their shopping. The Trinity Pantry is right here in Lancaster and serves our friends and neighbors,” said EMT-I Andy Gangloff.

“Last year we were able to contribute about three tons of food and $500 in donations to the pantry. I was overwhelmed by the support we received. We’re hoping to have a similar result this year,” said EMT-D Andrew Parker.

The LVAC Explorer Post will be actively involved in the event, providing blood pressure checks. High blood pressure affects more than 900 million worldwide and is a leading contributor to heart and kidney disease. The Buffalo area also ranks amongst the highest in the nation for incidences of strokes which are known to be related to high blood pressure. LVAC recommends having your blood pressure on a regular basis.

This event will occur rain or shine so please show your support for the Trinity Food Pantry and the families it serves by stopping by to see the OEM and LVAC at either location.

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