Peru Community Church will be conducting a community outreach collection in place of its annual food drive due to COVID-19.

Gift cards or cash may be dropped in a bucket at the Transfer Station, 9 East Main Road, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 21 through Dec. 19.

All donations will then be distributed to Peru residents whose names have been given for special assistance. Information: 413-655-2613.

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