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Special to The Commercial

Brookshire Grocery Co. kicked off its 30th annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive Wednesday.

Stores will collect donations of non-perishable food items and team up with agencies to distribute food to families who need assistance before Christmas.

The Watson Chapel Lions Club will assist with the food drive, a spokesman said.

“The goal is to supply about a week’s worth of groceries per household based on need,” said Community Involvement Manager Sam Anderson.

The effort also includes coupons for a free hen to go along with the non-perishable food collections.