The Southwest Christian Ministerial Association will sponsor the White Christmas holiday food program for needy residents who live in Grove City, Harrisburg and Orient ZIP code areas.

The Southwest Christian Ministerial Association will sponsor the White Christmas holiday food program for needy residents who live in Grove City, Harrisburg and Orient ZIP code areas.

Beginning Nov. 28, people who would like to receive a food box may call Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at (614) 875-3322, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Food boxes will be distributed at the school cafeteria between noon and 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 22. A picture ID and verification of current address is required when the food box is picked up.

For more information, please call the church office at (614) 875-3322.

The third annual Ryan Salmons Blood Drive will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Memorial Baptist Church, 2435 Eakin Road.

Salmons died in 2009 following a brief battle with cancer.

To schedule an appointment, visit www.teamsalmons.com, or call the church at (614) 274-7551. Walk-ins are welcome as time permits.

The day will also include a raffle with a Columbus Blue Jackets prize package, as well as other gifts donated by local merchants. All donors will be automatically registered to win. Additional tickets can be purchased, with all proceeds benefiting the Blue Jackets Foundation in memory of Ryan.