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"Push the Cart" food drive

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Members of Forest Park United Methodist will once again be taking their shopping carts to the streets of Lima during the Allen County Fair this Sunday(8/13/17). Members of Forest Park United Methodist will once again be taking their shopping carts to the streets of Lima during the Allen County Fair this Sunday(8/13/17).
They are asking anyone attending the fair parade to bring a food item or two to help the cause. They are asking anyone attending the fair parade to bring a food item or two to help the cause.

It started as a way to replenish the shelves at an area food bank and has become a tradition for an local church.

Members of Forest Park United Methodist will once again be taking their shopping carts to the streets of Lima during the Allen County Fair this Sunday(8/13/17). The group will be collecting nonperishable food items and monetary donations as they walk along pushing the carts to fill the shelves to feed the hungry. They are asking anyone attending the fair parade to bring a food item or two to help the cause.

"We can push the carts as far as you want but there's nobody there to put things in the carts it defeats the purpose so we want people to bring us nonperishable food items, no glass, nonperishable food items or monetary donations that go directly to CUP(Churches United Pantry). As soon as the parade is over we go directly to CUP and unload the truck, so it goes straight there," said Pastor of Forest Park UMC, Tim Benjamin.

The Allen County Fair Parade is this Sunday, August 13th, starting at 2 p.m.

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