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Trinity Rescue Mission needs canned goods
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The staff at Trinity Rescue Mission have been trying to get the word out.

"We've been letting everybody know that works with the rescue mission," said Matt Heavener.

Letting them know that Monday, September 17, the food distribution program may come up short.

"This is the first time this has ever happened," he said.

Heavener said every Monday, the Trinity Rescue Mission distributes food to 460 families to help them in this tough economy.

"These are typically the elderly and individuals on low income," said Heavener, "This allows them to stretch their budget so they can spend their fixed income on rent and utilities instead of spending it on food."

Due to logistics, the mission's regular donor will not be able to meet their needs, so the staff is appealing to anyone who will, and some have responded.

"This is not for homeless people. It is for anyone who can come here so it can stretch their budget for them," said Heavener.

But in order for each family to leave with 60-80 pound boxes of food the mission needs help. They need canned goods.

"Basically if there's something in your pantry that you're not using, if it is a durable good that is not going to spoil, if you can bring it down, it will be a good help to someone else," said Heavener.

The mission is on the corner of Jefferson and Union streets. 

"If they can bring canned goods, that would be a great help to us," said Heavener.

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