Over 45 tons of food collected during 'Stuff the Charger' event

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By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
December 1, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles collected more than 45 tons of food during their fourth annual “Stuff the Charger” Thanksgiving food drive.

DHSMV estimates more than 75,000 meals were provided to those in need across the state of Florida.

“This past hurricane season created many hardships for thousands of Floridians,” said DHSMV Executive Director Terry L. Rhodes. “DHSMV is proud to help our communities overcome those hardships and enjoy their holiday meal. I am thankful for all the donations we received, helping those who need it most.”

The drive kicked off at the end of October and ran through November 15. DHSMV offices collected non-perishable food donations for families during the holiday season. The Florida Highway Patrol also partnered with local grocery stores.

The food was delivered to eight locations across the state, including America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend in Tallahassee.


By: Amy Robinson | WCTV Eyewitness News
October 30, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and the Florida Highway Patrol are kicking off their annual “Stuff the Charger” Thanksgiving food drive.

The drive, which runs now through November 15, collects non-perishable food donations for families during the holiday season.

Organizers say items donated to the “Stuff the Charger” food drive will be prioritized to provide for the victims of the devastating hurricanes in Florida and Puerto Rico.

DHSMV Executive Director Terry L. Rhodes says, "DHSMV knows firsthand the impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and is partnering with local food banks and shelters statewide to ensure the proceeds go to those who need it most."

FHP will be accepting the non-perishable food donations at each troop headquarters across the state, including the general headquarters in Tallahassee.

The following items are requested:

Canned Goods: canned meats (ham, chicken, tuna) canned potatoes, carrots, corn and green beans
Dried Goods: stuffing, boxed potatoes, rice, cornbread mix, grits and oatmeal
Other Goods: nuts, evaporated milk and broth

Anyone wishing to donate food can bring their contributions to any local FHP Station, or contact a Public Affairs Officer in their area for more information.

To find an FHP Station near you, click HERE.



 
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