Local nonprofit to host Thanksgiving food drive

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Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church is located at 3920 Alton Place NW. (Brian Kapur/The Current/October 2017)

City Gate, a local nonprofit that aims to help low-income children in the area, will host a Thanksgiving food drive that will accept donations of food and other Thanksgiving items for low-income families.

The organization will be accepting items such as canned fruits and vegetables — in particular, foods that are traditionally part of a Thanksgiving dinner such as stuffing, rice and cranberry sauce. Reusable cloth grocery bags, muffin mixes, gravy and flour will also be accepted.

Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday at Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church, 3920 Alton Place NW.

The donated items will help families living in subsidized housing participate in a Thanksgiving dinner. Volunteers will deliver the food to more than 100 families in D.C. and Prince George’s County on Nov. 21.