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Rye Organizations Hold Super Bowl Food Drive

RYE, N.Y. - The Rye Patrolmen's Benefit Association and MyRye.com kicked off their first annual "SuperBowl Super Food Drive" on Wednesday to benefit the Carver Center food pantry in Port Chester.

Starting on Wednesday and running through February 12th, local residents are encouraged to drop off specific, non-perishable unopened items 24 hours a day at the police headquarters located on 21 McCullough Place.

Donations will go to the Port Chester Carver Center's food pantry, which is one of only three grocery style food pantry's in the village. The food pantry recently installed a refrigerator allowing them to offer produce to its eligible patrons. According to Jay Sears of MyRye.com, the food pantry services nearly 1,350 individuals a month.

"It's really the best when someone takes an interest in the Carver Center," Development Director Elizabeth Cook said.

According to both Cook and Food Pantry Manager Tarin Gonzalez, Rye resident Jay Sears approached the Carver Center about replenishing their pantry after the center published on its website that their rations were running low.

The Carver Center recently partnered with students from Blind Brook Middle School last weekend to help raise awareness for the pantry's lack of breakfast options.

Coincidentally, the Rye Brook PBA is also coming off two community initiatives with their Toys for Tots Holiday Toy drive , and their seasonal winter blood drive.

The organizations are requesting that donations come in the form of pasta, canned beans, spices, rice, canned fruit and vegetables, parmalat milk, peanut butter, jelly, pancake mix, and syrup.

The Carver Center's Food Pantry is open from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Fridays.

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