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Interfaith agency holding annual food drive

Interfaith Community Services, a volunteer-based nonprofit founded in 1985, is holding its second annual “Freedom from Hunger” food drive through June 27.

“The shelves of ICS’s food bank get barer in the summer,” says ICS Executive Director Bonnie Kampa, who notes that the agency provided food to 25 percent more households in April 2010 than in April 2009.

Nonperishable food items or monetary donations may be dropped off at ICS, 2820 W. Ina Road; Hughes Federal Credit Union offices at 971 W. Wetmore Road, 3131 E. Speedway Blvd., 7970 N. Thornydale Road, 9052 S. Rita Road, 280 N. Pantano Road, 8701 S. Kolb Road or 951 E. Hermans Road; or Thrivent Financial for Lutherans offices at 3430 E. Sunrise Dr. or 7367 E. Tanque Verde. For more information, call 297-6049.

ICS will hold a “Freedom from Hunger” celebration on Sunday, June 27, 3-5 p.m., with ice cream and entertainment, including award-winning jazz pianist Grant Cherry and other Tucson Jazz Institute students or graduates, at Christ Presbyterian Church, 6565 E. Broadway.

ICS is also seeking volunteers to help with a variety of tasks, from clerical work to delivering Mobile Meals. For information, contact Sandi Brickley, ICS volunteer resources manager, at 297-2738, ext. 217 or sbrickley@icstucson.org.