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Second Annual Food for Thought Kicks Off in Traverse City

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October 15, 2013 -

In just a few weeks, many food pantries in the area will start to see more foot traffic coming through their doors - the busy holiday season is quickly approaching.

In an effort to ensure those shelves are stocked to accommodate the crowds, students from a Northwestern Michigan College communications class decided to help.

Last year the Food for Thought food drive raised over 20,000 items that fed about 5,000 families - and kept shelves stocked for the season.

This year's drive started today and runs through November 15th, 2013.

Organizers are grateful for any type of donation, but say items high in protein are always needed.

Drop off locations this year can be found at most NMC campus buildings.

There will also be drop offs at Tom's Food Markets on October 19-20, Walmart in Traverse City on November 2-3, the Aero Park Campus Unmanned Vehicle and Robotics Food Drive on November 9, and the Aldi in Traverse City on November 10.

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