Annual Forest Hills Elementary community food drive happening today

The Forest Hills Global Elementary School is hosting a food drive and asking residents to bring at least one canned good or other non-perishable item to donate from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday in recognition of World Food Day.

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