This Year's FHP Thanksgiving Food Drive To Help Needy Families, Hurricane Victims

Oct 26, 2016

Credit Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' website

The “Stuff The Charger” Thanksgiving Food Drive is underway. It’s a way for the Florida Highway Patrol to collect food donations for needy families as well as recent storm victims.

Partnering with food banks across the state, Florida Highway Patrol Captain Jeff Bissainthe says his agency will be accepting non-perishable food donations at each of their troop headquarters.

“We’re asking people to bring canned food items or dry goods, such as a canned meats, canned sweat potatoes, carrots, corn, green beans, or dry goods—such as stuffing, rice, grits, and oatmeal—and other food items such as nuts, evaporated milk, and broth.”

And, this year’s third annual food drive is a bit different than in years past. In addition to helping Florida’s needy families, it will also assist victims of Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew.

“I mean there’s so many people that were affected from the Hurricanes. You know, we just wanted to reach out to more people. You know, we just know there are so many families that are out there that are in need, and we just wanted to try to reach as many people as we can, especially those affected by the tragic hurricanes.”

For more information, visit the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle’s website.

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