CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN)- The Mahoning County 4-H and the OSU Extension Mahoning County will hold a food and toiletries drive to help food pantries located in Youngstown City School District.

It’s called the Clove Collection Food Drive.

These school-based food pantries serve local youth, specifically by helping them feed themselves through easy-to-prepare foods.

“We’ve all to take care of our neighbors. This is one great way that was as a community can do this to help take care of our kiddos. We want them to stay healthy. We know that education is important, We know that for them to have a good education, they’ve got to have a full belly,” said organizer Robin Adams.

You can bring donations to the OSU Extension Mahoning County office from today through Thursday, July 28.

Drop-off hours are 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the office in on South Broad Street in Canfield.

Needed items include:

  • Single ServeMacaroni & Cheese cups
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Ravioli
  • Cereal
  • Canned goods including soups and pasta
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Fruit Cups with 100% fruit juice
  • Apple Sauce
  • Crackers
  • Instant Oatmeal

High Priority Toiletries:

  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Bar soap/body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • 8oz hand soaps