Briggs’ Summer Food Drive under way

KING OF PRUSSIA – On Monday State Rep. Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery, started his third annual Summer Food Drive to benefit local food pantries. It will run through the end of August.

Briggs said food banks often run low in the summer, when not as many food drives are being held. But there is still significant need for donated food in the summer, especially when students are out of school.

“There is a gap in the summer when students who are eligible for free or subsidized school lunches aren’t in school,” Briggs said. “Without food drives like this, those students might not be getting the meals they need to grow strong and healthy.”

Briggs said he hopes his food drive will benefit children in Montgomery County who rely on food programs through the school year but don’t have anything to fall back on during the summer.

“Last year’s food drive was a big success,” Briggs said. “Residents of the 149th really responded to the need for food and I was very proud to be part of such a giving community.”

This year collection bins are at:

n Briggs’ office, 580 Shoemaker Road, Suite 149, King of Prussia.

n Ardmore Library, 108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore.

n Bridgeport Borough Hall, 63 W. Fourth St., Bridgeport.

n Upper Merion Township Library – 175 W. Valley Forge Road in King of Prussia.

n Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Parkway, Wynnewood.

n West Conshohocken Borough Hall, 112 Ford St., West Conshohocken.

Briggs represents the 149th Legislative District in Montgomery County. For more information, visit www.pahouse.com/Briggs or get regular updates on Twitter and Facebook.

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