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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Atlantic County residents donated more than 26,000 pounds of food last month for the Atlantic County Utilities Authority’s annual Holiday Food Drive.

The food was organized by the ACUA and provided to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s Southern Branch. Residents put bags of canned, nonperishable food with their recycling during the first two weeks of December.

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“We sincerely appreciate all of the Atlantic County residents who so generously donated the much-needed food during this year’s collection,” ACUA President Rick Dovey said in a statement. “These donations really do make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.”

The ACUA food drive is in its 26th year and has provided more than 814,000 pounds of food to the food bank during that time, according to the statement.

The food bank distributes groceries each week to more than 300 charities throughout Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and parts of Burlington counties.

“We are extremely grateful to the ACUA and the many, many residents who contributed to such an outstanding result,” Richard J. Uniacke, the Community Food Bank’s Southern Branch vice president, said in the statement. “It is this generosity on a local level that enables us to continue feeding South Jersey in partnership with more than 300 agencies in our network.”

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I joined The Press in January 2016 after graduating from Penn State in December 2015. I was the sports editor for The Daily Collegian on campus which covered all 31 varsity sports and several club sports.

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