Food Drive for Rockville Seniors Returns to the Farmers Market Aug. 1

Visitors to the City of Rockville Farmers Market on Saturday, Aug. 1 will once again have an opportunity to help neighbors in need.

Food donation box.
The Rockville Farmers Market renews its food drive for Rockville seniors on Aug. 1.

The market will be collecting shelf-stable items to donate to the Rockville Senior Center’s ongoing food drive for senior members of the Rockville community. Needed items are: cereal, oatmeal, pasta, sauce, soups, canned vegetables, canned fruits and applesauce.

Shoppers can drop the items off as they enter market in the jury parking lot at East Jefferson (Route 28) and Monroe streets in Rockville Town Center. Market hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Learn more about the Rockville Farmers Market at www.rockvillemd.gov/farmers.

A drive-up and drop-off drive to collect food and personal essentials for seniors continues at the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday. Senior center staff unload items without donors having to leave their cars. Requested items include pasta, sauce, vegetables, tuna, soup, cereal, oatmeal, rice, beans, cereal bars, granola bars and snacks; and small-size personal care items such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, lotion, toilet paper and homemade masks.

Can’t make it to the Rockville Senior Center’s Tuesday and Wednesday drives? Donations can also be dropped in the large blue bin at the side of the center, 9 a.m.-noon, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

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