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Posted on Wed, Dec 12, 2012 : 6:30 p.m.

Peace Neighborhood Center to give out toys and food for the holiday to Washtenaw County families

By Amy Biolchini

The Peace Neighborhood Center in Ann Arbor will be offering a distribution of toys and food for the holidays to Washtenaw County families.

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Food Gatherers employees move a large crate of produce for a produce giveaway in 2011 at the Peace Neighborhood Center in Ann Arbor. The center will be giving away toys and food for the holiday season to Washtenaw County families.

Angela J. Cesere | AnnArbor.com

To be eligible to receive toys and food during the holiday, families must call the center at (734) 662-3564 to be put on the list. Calls are accepted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday until Dec. 14.

The Peace Neighborhood Center is at 1111 N. Maple Road in Ann Arbor. It provides programs for children, families and people that have been affected by social and economic problems.

Assistance will be given to families according to how they correlate to the Peace Neighborhood Center’s criteria, which are listed in order of importance.

  • Families registered with the Peace Neighborhood Center’s programs
  • Families who have never been helped previously by the Peace Neighborhood Center holiday distribution
  • Families who did not receive assistance in 2011
  • Families living in Ann Arbor
  • Families living in Washtenaw County

The Holiday Toy & Food Drive Distribution will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Peace Neighborhood Center from Dec. 20 to 23.

Amy Biolchini covers Washtenaw County, health and environmental issues for AnnArbor.com. Reach her at (734) 623-2552, amybiolchini@annarbor.com or on Twitter.