In the New Year, Friend Inc. is greatly in need of non-perishable items since the allotment from the Greater Berks Food Bank is not sufficient to meet the needs of local hungry families. For the next month, please donate canned goods and other nonperishables. Currently, Friend needs more cereal, noodles, jelly, canned fruit (other than applesauce), fruit juice, vegetables and any other items you would like to donate. When you go grocery shopping, please pick up a few extra items, label your donation bags for Friend and drop them in the box outside the sanctuary. See Kathy Landis for questions.