Food donations to Care and Share this year collected through Walgreens are expected to exceed the amount collected last year. 

“Last year we donated about 2,000 pounds of food, but this year I think we’ll exceed that,” said Walgreens Community Manager Brian Frank, adding that the 2009 total filled an Army convoy truck.

“We’ve frankly been surprised at the amount of food donated so far,” he said.

Care and Share Food Bank is the largest non-profit hunger relief agency in southern Colorado. This is the fourth year Walgreens and Care and Share have partnered for the program.

Food may be dropped off at any Walgreens location in Colorado Springs. The final date to drop-off nonperishable items at any of the area’s 28 Walgreens is Nov. 15.

The most needed food donations are:

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  • Canned meat and tuna
  • Canned tomato products
  • Boxed pasta
  • Canned meals (chili, etc.)
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Canned and bagged beans
  • Canned soup
  • Peanut butter
  • Powdered milk