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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Today’s the first day SEPTA commuters are being asked to bring a little something extra to the station: food.

This is the third year for the “Stop Hunger at Your Station” food drive in partnership with Philabundance.

Philabundance President Bill Clark says canned and packaged foods are being sought, not just because they have shelf-life.

“This is the largest port-of-entry for produce, over 60% of the food we that distribute is fresh produce, but when it comes to dry groceries, which most of the food cupboards and pantries rely on to give out in their bags, the supply of dry goods has dropped 60%.”

While the need is up.  You can find a list of donation spots here and a short sample of what to give, but Clark says those are just the highlights.  Everything goes.

Reported by John Ostapkovich, KYW Newsradio 1060

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