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Wilson Tobs, supporters collect 25,000 pounds of food

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The Wilson Tobs’ annual Home Run for Hunger campaign collected more than 25,000 pounds of nonperishable food items for 15 local pantries.

“Once again, this program was a success ...,” said Mike Bell, Tobs general manager. “We received so much that our charter bus was not enough to hold all the food, so we had to store it in another room.”

The seventh annual food drive collected nonperishable groceries in exchange for free admission to the Tobs’ June 23 baseball game at Fleming Stadium.

Food was divided evenly among the pantries, whose representatives picked up the bounty of blessings last week.

“We had a great crowd,” Bell said. “I cannot wait to do this again next year and help those who are less fortunate.”

The community-led event is considered one of the largest food drives in Wilson. Area pantries are typically in desperate need to fill their shelves over the summer months to help the hungry.

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