The Hunger Connection Food Bank and Media Play on East State Street are partnering for a holiday food drive Sunday, Dec. 21 through Wednesday, Dec. 24.
Customers are asked to bring a non-perishable, shelf-stable food item to the store during the four days before Christmas. Customers are encouraged to bring in food items to receive a sheet of four coupons for discounts in the store. Coupons are for $3 off any DVD, $2 off any CD, 20 percent off any book and 20 percent off any video game accessory.
Food items needed most are fruits and vegetables. All food will be donated to the Hunger Connection Food Bank in Rockford and then distributed to local area pantries and soup kitchens.
The Hunger Connection Food Bank (HCFB) is the only food bank that serves Boone, DeKalb, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago counties. HCFB provides food to more than 200 partner agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, after-school meal programs and congregate meal sites.