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NOVEC HELPS now collecting food for needy for Thanksgiving until Nov. 14

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative’s nonprofit volunteer organization, NOVEC HELPS, is holding a Thanksgiving food drive until Nov.14.

NOVEC HELPS is asking area residents to drop off nonperishable food at two NOVEC offices, open 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday: at 10323 Lomond Drive,
Manassas, VA 20109 and at 14500 Minnieville Road, Woodbridge, VA 22193.

NOVEC HELPS will donate the food to two area food drives: Northern Virginia Family Service’s Operation Turkey drive, and the joint Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) and the Prince William County Community Foundation’s Operation Food for the Holidays drive.

These organizations will distribute the food to qualified low-income residents in Prince William County.

Suggested food items include bread and muffin mixes, instant mashed potatoes, pasta, rice, boxed desserts, sugar, flour, evaporated milk, prepared piecrusts, and canned meats, vegetables, cranberry sauce apple sauce, pie filling, and gravy.

“We want everyone to experience a joyful holiday by having plenty to eat on Thanksgiving,” said Christine Kelly, NOVEC HELPS chairperson.

NOVEC, headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, is a not-for-profit corporation that provides electricity to more than 170,000 metered customers in Prince William, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun,  Stafford, and Clarke counties, the City of Manassas Park, and the Town of Clifton. It also supplies natural gas and energy products and services to consumers in the Washington, D.C., region. NOVEC is one of the largest electric cooperatives in the United States. For more information, visit or call 703-335-0500 or 1-888-335-0500.

NOVEC HELPS, Hands Engaged in Local Public Service, is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization of NOVEC employees who volunteer their time to help others and engage other employees in community service projects. The NOVEC HELPS board of directors votes on programs and events to support, whether with financial donations or with feet on the ground. Learn more at

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