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Community organization hosts food drive for Salvation Army

The Colonial Italian American Organization hosted a food drive to benefit the Salvation Army of Williamsburg’s food pantry in April. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of CIAO)

WILLIAMSBURG — One local organization is giving back to the community by donating food to those who need it most.

The Colonial Italian American Organization (CIAO) announced on Tuesday, April 20, that the organization hosted an “Italian Food Drive” during the first two weeks of April. This food drive was established to benefit the Salvation Army of Williamsburg.

“Food is an important part of Italian culture. And the knowledge that some people in our community do not have food is heartbreaking,” said Bill Moore, CIAO president. “This Italian Food drive reflects CIAO’s spirit of giving and is an example of sharing an important Italian tradition, which is food.”

In total, the group collected and donated “more than 545 food items,” including pasta, sauce, vegetables and cheese to the Salvation Army of Williamsburg’s food pantry on April 15.

“The Salvation Army feels so honored to be CIAO’s chosen agency to receive this food drive donation,” said Captain Julio DaSilva, one of the commanding officers for of the Salvation Army of Williamsburg. “ The Salvation Army cannot fulfill its mission of meeting human needs in our community alone. Because of CIAO’s generous gifts we will be able to serve our community with small miracles every day.”

For more information about the Colonial Italian American Organization, visit their website. To learn more about how you can support the Salvation Army of Williamsburg, visit their website by clicking here.

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Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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