Applications available for food boxes for the Christmas season

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HANNIBAL, Mo. — The annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign is partnering with people and community organizations to bring joy to low-income children in Lewis, Marion, Pike, Shelby, Monroe and Ralls counties in northeast Missouri.    

This year’s local partner for Toys for Tots is RSVP at Douglass Community Services. Toys for Tots also is partnering with the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army will provide a Christmas food box for families requesting them by Dec. 1.   

In a press release, Stacey Nicholas, Toys for Tots co-coordinator, said, “Working together, we are committed to brighten the lives of children in Northeast Missouri.”   

“As the Christmas season approaches, we are excited to come alongside fellow community partners to provide food boxes to those who need a hand up during the holidays,” Salvation Army Major Trevor McClintock said. 

Families may acquire applications at Douglass Community Services, The Salvation Army Family Services Center and the Douglass Community Services Food Pantry. Applications have been mailed to local schools.   

All toys and money collected in northeast Missouri will remain in northeast Missouri. 

To hold a toy drive or make a financial contribution, contact the Toys for Tots program at 573-221-3892 ext. 249. 

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