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An area charity is challenging the public to stuff a truck to help the area’s need.

The Capital Food Bank, which coordinates food and resources to community pantries, is holding its Stuff-A-Truck food and resources drive Friday at multiple sites across the region.

The event, which runs from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., asks for donations of food and/or money to help stock the food bank, which supplies food to 700 partner agencies such as community food pantries, said Page Crosland, a spokeswoman with the agency.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the annual event, which is the largest drive of the year for the food bank, Crosland said. Since its inception, the event has raised $600,000 and collected more than 375,000 pounds of food to benefit area food banks and the clients they serve, according to information on the program’s website.

“It’s very important,” Crosland said. “We'll have large trucks and we’ll have interviews going on with media outlets.”

In Prince George’s County donations can be dropped off at the Giant supermarkets located at the Mall at Prince George’s at 3521 East West Highway in Hyattsville, at Beltway Plaza Mall at 6000 Greenbelt Road in Greenbelt and in District Heights at 5500 Silver Hill Road.