The annual Jam the Van food drive returns again this year to help local residents in the Hudson Valley this holiday season. For the past seven years, WCZX has been collecting food and money for the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley.

Once again, we’ll be at five local Shop Rite grocery stores in the Hudson Valley. Starting Thursday, Nov.ember 15 through Sunday, November 18.

Our collection teams will be at the following Shop Rite locations:

Route 9 in Poughkeepsie

Route 9 in Fishkill

Route 82 in Lagrange

Morton Blvd in Kingston

Route 299 in New Paltz

At each location, we are collecting non-perishable food items.  Canned goods, pasta, toiletries, anything that won’t go bad.  Things that need to be refrigerated can’t be collected at this drive.  For the four days during the drive, we’ll be stuffing giant tractor trailers that will be delivered to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley in Cornwall.  All the food collected stays here within the Hudson Valley. Jam the Van is the largest food drive in the area.