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Traveling food pantry lands at fairgrounds Friday

FOOD DISTRIBUTION: Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley is collaborating with the Canfield Fair Board, the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio National Guard to host another Traveling Food Pantry food distribution at the fairgrounds 1 p.m. Friday.

Recipients will enter the fairgrounds through Gate 9 and exit through Gate 5. In order to partake in this zero-contact distribution, recipients’ trunks must be open and clear of all other belongings and their windows must be rolled up. Recipients are not to exit their vehicle for any reason.

Agencies are fulfilling approximately 15,000 requests for food assistance each week. For information regarding the work of the Food Bank, visit www.mahoningvalleysecond harvest.org or follow us on Facebook @SHFBMV.

TEENTOBER AT THE LIBRARY: The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County is celebrating TeenTober and teens who completed the Summer Discovery Program with a virtual author visit.

Justina Ireland, best-selling and award-winning author of “Dread Nation,” will meet with teens through Zoom to discuss her novels and answer questions from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday.

Registration and email address is required. Call 330-744-8636 or register online. Teens who completed Summer Discovery and have a question for the author can submit questions ahead of time to programmingdepart ment@libraryvisit.org.

Teens can submit an original piece of fanart during October for a chance to win a copy of “Dread Nation.” Teens can receive a bonus entry if they create fanart for any of Justina Ireland’s books. Entry must include name, telephone number, grade and school. Entries are not returnable. One winner will be chosen and awarded a prize.

Submit entries to program mingdepartment@libraryvisit.org. All entrants must be in grades 7 to 12 and either live in or attend school in Mahoning County. The contest runs through Oct. 31.

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