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Mile of Cans: Annual Community Food Drive Set for Saturday

Saturday's community-wide food drive benefits Moon's West Hills Food Pantry.

The largest annual food and fundraiser for the Moon Township-based West Hills Food Pantry will take place on Saturday. 

The 19th annual "Mile of Cans" food drive runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Sharon Community Church, 522 Carnot Road , Moon, where several local businesses, churches and volunteers are getting involved.

Mile of Cans provides critical donations for the nonprofit food pantry, which serves families in need from the Moon, Crescent, Coraopolis and Neville Island communities.

The goal on Saturday is to collect a mile of cans, or 15,840 cans. Residents can bring canned goods to the event or drop them off ahead of time. Collection bags have been distributed in each neighborhood. Residents are asked to fill them and place their donations out by 10 a.m. for volunteers to pick up and bring back to the church. 

Cans will be lined up starting in the church parking lot entrance, and will wind around the building and outer parking lots before exiting Carnot Road, ending up at the mile marker near the intersection with Beaver Grade Road. 

The entrance to Carnot Road at University Boulevard will be closed off by the township from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the event, according to the township. 

Citizens may enter the church property at University and Carnot and drive around dropping off food and then exit normally onto Carnot Road.

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