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City's Giving Tree Signifies Start of Operation Twinkle Food Drive

The City of Dunedin is soliciting community donations of non-perishible food items, grocery gift cards and new children's toys in the lobby at City Hall, now through Dec. 20.

Correction: The Giving Tree will accept donations through Dec. 20. An earlier version of this story had an incorrect date.

Dunedin's "Giving Tree" is back at City Hall this December.

That nautical-themed decor on the oak tree outside City Hall, named "The Giving Tree" by staff, signifies the start of the second "Operation Twinkle," an annual, city-sponsored food and toy drive.

The city is soliciting community donations of non-perishable food items, grocery gift cards and new children's toys in the lobby at City Hall, now through Dec. 20.

The St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at Our Lady of Lourdes Church was chosen by the Social Services Committee to distribute all the community donations collected at City Hall.

Last year, Operation Twinkle collected 1,844 pounds of food, $100 in Publix gift cards, $399 in monetary contributions, and four boxes of toys.

Want to Donate?

  • Where: Dunedin City Hall
  • When: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; now through Dec. 20

Related Coverage:

  • City Thankful for Giving Tree Donations

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