St. Luke's Sports and Rehabilitation has begun its annual holiday food drive.

The drive will continue through Thursday, Dec.16.

The food donations will benefit families in Carbon and Schuylkill counties through the Tamaqua Salvation Army and Lansford Food Pantry and benefit families in Monroe County through Christ the King Food Pantry.

Items will be accepted at the following locations to benefit families in Carbon and Schuylkill Counties:

St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital Lobby, Coaldale

St. Luke's Miners Geriatric Center – 5th floor of hospital

Items will also be accepted at the following St. Luke's Sports & Rehabilitation locations:

Coaldale - St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, ground floor

Jim Thorpe – 693 Route 903

Mahanoy City – 926 West Center Street

Lehighton – 397 Hemlock Drive

Nesquehoning – 44 West Catawissa Street

Weatherly – 31 Wilbur Street

West Penn – 2083 West Penn Pike, Suite 7.

Items can also be dropped off at the following location to benefit families in Monroe County at St. Luke's Sports and Rehabilitation, Blakeslee, located at Route 940 and Maple Road, approximately mile east of Route 115, inside Blakeslee Medical Professional Complex.

Suggested items to donate include canned fruits and vegetables; canned meats and tuna; canned soups and stews; pasta and rice; peanut butter and jelly; and salt and sugar.