United Way of the New River Valley is holding a community yard sale on Friday, Oct. 23, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the United Way office, 111 W. Main St., Christiansburg.
Items available include a variety of nice home goods such as curtains, bedding and pillows.
For this special yard sale, United Way is requesting that instead of paying for items, people donate an item from the United Way’s holiday food needs list. On that list are gift cards for frozen turkeys, flour, rice, canned or cured hams, sugar pudding mix/Jell-O, canned fruit, instant mashed potatoes, stuffing mix, canned veggies, cooking oil, canned cream of mushroom soup, canned or packaged gravy, boxed macaroni and cheese, yams, canned milk, marshmallows, dried beans, corn meal/corn muffin mix, pepper, boxed dessert mixes, Bisquick, salt and French’s fried onions.
The items will then be used for the Holiday Meal Box Program, which provides families experiencing financial hardship with a meal. The United Way expects the need will be higher than ever this holiday season because of the coronavirus.
People can take a maximum of ten items per household and must be able to transport the items.
Any business, community group or church that is interested in hosting a holiday food drive can email email@example.com or call (540)381-2066.