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The Boonville Rotary Club will hold a canned food drive on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at W.K. Family Dealerships at 1507 W. Ashley Road.

The drive will benefit the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Pantry and the New Franklin Cares Food Pantry.

Vanessa Dorman, a board member, said the Boonville Rotary Club was looking for something to do for people during this COVID-19 pandemic and that Neighbors helping Neightbors Food Pantry and New Franklin Cares Food Pantry is needing help to support the community.

"We wanted to do something to help out and thought this was a good way to do it within the parameters of social distancing," Dorman said. "It’s just something people can do and feel good, and it’s safe."

Dorman said the canned food drive will be held rain or shine. Donations will also be accepted to go to the local food pantry.

Residents can drive by and drop off canned food donations. Those who donate will receive a mask as a thank you if you are in need.

Mary Matyas, of Boonville, made over 500 masks to be donated.

Those who donate five or more items will receive a free car wash courtesy of WK Family Dealerships.

For more information, call 573-864-1555.

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