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ELKHART Non-perishable food, volunteers among requests on CCS wish list

Church Community Services has more than a dozen items on its holiday wish list including diapers, personal care products, food and financial donations.
Posted on Dec. 17, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Dec. 17, 2013 at 3:11 p.m.

ELKHART — Church Community Services in Elkhart is looking for donations to fill its food pantry and help local families in need this holiday season.

Below is a list of the requests from CCS.

Ÿ Peanut butter

Ÿ Cereal

Ÿ Dry milk

Ÿ Canned meat and fish

Ÿ Hearty soups

Ÿ Crackers

Ÿ Personal care items like soap, deodorant and shampoo

Ÿ Diapers

Ÿ Winter gloves

Ÿ Flash drives, 4GB, for training program participants

Ÿ Gas cards in denominations of $10 to $20

Ÿ Electric-powered pallet jack

Ÿ Soup of Success graduation meal for 75 people twice a year

Ÿ Laptop; contact CCS for compatibility

Ÿ Food bank volunteers from noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday

Ÿ Skilled construction volunteers

CCS has created a website for financial donations at The first $45,000 in year-end gifts to the organization will be matched by anonymous donors.

Drop off donations at 907 Oakland Ave. in Elkhart. Food and personal care donations go to the yellow door at the food bank and pantry building. For more details, contact CCS staff at 295-3673.

Local organizations can email their holiday wish lists to

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