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Peapod Launches Online Food Drive

SKOKIE, ILL. — Online grocer Peapod here is contributing to Feeding America's National Hunger Month by launching a "virtual food drive" in its Northeast locations.

For every item a customer purchases from a list of nearly 20 products, Peapod will donate that same item to local food banks in the communities it serves (up to a $5,000 value). Items include a variety of healthy, non-perishable items such as Nature's Promise Naturals Cranberry Juice, Nature's Promise Naturals Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Nature's Promise Organics Green Beans.

The food banks in the Northeast that will benefit from the Virtual Food Drive include: Greater Boston Food Bank, Rhode Island Community Food Bank, Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Connecticut Food Bank, Island Harvest (Long Island, N.Y.), The Food Bank of NYC, and Food Bank for Westchester.