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Through Nov. 20, VFW post 7186 and American Legion post 42 are holding a food drive for needy veterans. All non-perishables like can goods of any kind, cereal, pasta, coffee, rice, etc., are welcome. Items such as fresh fruit, vegetables and meats, which could spoil, will not be accepted.

These donations are specifically for needy veterans and their families and will be distributed to veterans in Evanston and to Mid West Veterans Closet in North Chicago

Drop-off sites are the American Legion at 1030 Central St. and the Vets Center at 1901 Howard St. Anyone with questions or who knows of a veteran in need is encouraged to email


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