Holiday Drives

Groups collecting food, coats

Salem Tabernacle, Key Food and I Am Beacon are holding a Thanksgiving food drive in Beacon through Friday (Nov. 19).

Key Food at 268 Main St. is accepting peanut butter jars, jelly jars, 10-pack hot chocolate mixes, canned yams, mac and cheese boxes, stuffing boxes, 1-pound rice bags, 14-ounce canned vegetables, 3-pound apple bags, baked pies and reusable grocery bags, as well as cash and credit card donations at checkout.

Also in Beacon, children ages 12 and younger who live in Beacon, Fishkill or Wappingers can receive a gift in December consisting of a book, a small toy, a T-shirt and sweet treats as part of Give a Cluck for Kids. They can be picked up from Santa at Your CBD Store in Wappingers on Route 9 (across from Dairy Queen) on Sunday, Dec. 12 between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. or they will be delivered by volunteers on Sunday, Dec. 19, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Register here. The gifts are valued at $10; while there is no requirement to pay, organizers ask families who can do so to make a donation toward the cost.

In Cold Spring, the Knights of Columbus annual winter coat drive continues through Nov. 21. New or slightly worn coats for men, women and children, along with new socks, can be dropped off at Our Lady of Loretto on Fair Street or at St. Joseph’s Chapel on Upper Station Road in Garrison.

Also in Cold Spring, Split Rock Books is collecting books for children in treatment at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Cancer in New York City. Visit the wishlist at the site and use code MSK for 30 percent off and selection “Donation” as shipping method. Drop a note in the order comments and the store will send a holiday card to the recipient.

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