Food drive runs through May 26

DOYLESTOWN The Bucks County Opportunity Council has kicked off its second annual Adopt-a-Pantry project with the aim of collecting 15 tons of food - or 23,000 meals - for families with low incomes.

The county-wide drive of non-perishable food and produce involves 30 pantries and continues through May 26.

"This is the time of year when children are home from school and not able to eat a free or reduced-price school lunch or breakfast, on which many Bucks County families depend," the Doylestown-based non-profit said in a news release.

New to this year's drive is the goal of collecting produce such as apples, citrus fruits, potatoes, onions and garlic, or herbs and spices, in addition to the usual nonperishable goods.

For more information, visit the organization's website, www.bcoc.org.

- Ben Finley