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The Yankee Doodle Drive against Hunger begins today and runs through July 4th. It’s held in conjunction with Yankee Doodle Pops. The patriotic music and fireworks display is set for July 3rd at the Statehouse.

You are encouraged to bring non-perishable items to the celebration. Until then, there are bins at Dahl’s Foods and West Bank locations in the Metro.

Officials say about 12 percent of people in Polk County don’t have enough to eat.