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The fifth annual Load the Latchis event took place Aug. 20, 2015, to benefit the food shelf at the Brattleboro Drop-In Center.

Brattleboro >> WKVT and Latchis Arts will hold the sixth annual "Load the Latchis" food drive Thursday, Aug. 18.

From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., volunteers will be on Flat Street outside the Latchis Building for curbside drop-off of food and monetary donations, which help stock the Groundworks Collaborative food shelf.

Last year's event placed a full bag of groceries on each of the 750 seats inside the main theater of the Latchis and raised more than $2,000. Suggested items to donate include such non-perishable items as peanut butter, tuna fish, pasta, boxed meals, canned meats, fruits, and vegetables, as well as hygiene products and diapers.

Sponsors for this year's event are The Richards Group, Northeast Home Loan, World Learning, Dead River Company, Brattleboro Savings & Loan, The Auto Mall, G.S. Precision, Brattleboro Food Co-Op, New Chapter, River Valley Credit Union and The I.N.S.P.I.R.E. School for Autism.

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