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Kitty Hawk, N.C. (WTKR) - The Beach Food Pantry and Kitty Hawk Rotary Club have partnered up to hold a food drive.

The food drive will be held at Harris Teeter in Kill Devil Hills on Thursday, August 22, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The goal of the food drive is to fill a Dare County school bus with donated food.

More than 11% of Dare County residents live in poverty and the Beach Food Pantry needs help to feed approximately 900 school-age children this year.

"Food is the most important school supply of all - the kids can't do well in school without being well fed," explained Beach Food Pantry President Lorna Ernst.

You can help fill the bus with the following items:

  • Canned Pasta,
  • Potatoes-Instant/Mashed,
  • Beans-Canned,
  • Vegetables-Canned,
  • Canned Meat,
  • Rice,
  • Fruit-Canned,
  • Macaroni & Cheese,
  • Canned Fish,
  • Dry Pasta,
  • Spaghetti Sauce,
  • Tomato Sauce,
  • Tomatoes-Diced/Stewed,
  • Soup-Canned/Dry,
  • Cereal,
  • Oatmeal,
  • Crackers,
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly, and
  • Oil.