Jam the Van is Now 97.7's annual food drive to benefit the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley.

It's that time of year, right before Thanksgiving. It's Jam the Van time! This year, we'll be Jamming the Van from Thursday, November 15 right through the weekend. I bet you're wondering: what exactly should I donate? To be general, we're asking for nonperishable food items or cash donations. Everything you donate is going directly to the Food Bank of the Huson Valley which stays right in the Hudson Valley.

If you're stuck on what nonperishable food items to donate, here's a good list of suggestions from the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley:

Meals
Pasta
Tomato sauce
Canned Stew
ravioli
Spaghetti
Taco dinner kit
Boxed mac and cheese
Soups
Canned tuna, chicken, or turkey

Breakfast
Cereal
Oatmeal
BReakfast drinks (bottled or packets)
Pancake mix
Syrup
Honey

Sides
Boxed or bagged rice
Canned vegetables
Cans or cups of ruitApplesauce
crackers
Canned pork and beans
Instant potatoes

Condiments
Peanut butter
Jelly
Ketchup
Mayonnaise
Mustard
Pickles
Olives
Salad dressing
Salt
Pepper

Beverages
Seltzer
Gatorade type drinks
Coffee
Tea bags
Bottled Tea

We ask that you don't bring anything expired, opened, or not in its original manufacturer packaging. Jam The Van 2018 will be at ShopRite locations in Poughkeepsie, Fishkill, Lagrange, Kingston, and New Paltz throughout the weekend.