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OCEAN CITY, Md.- A longtime restaurant owner partners with The Salvation Army to make sure no family on the Lower Shore goes hungry this holiday season.
 
Dennis King, owner of Peppers Tavern, used his farm truck to store bags of donated food.

It was part of his first annual ‘Stuff the Truck' event outside of Super Fresh in West Ocean City.

Volunteers collected bags of canned goods and non-perishable food items from generous people like George Lenz.

Lenz says it feels good to help families in need.

"I don't know if I'm making a big difference, but it's just my little contribution," said Lenz.

This is the first time King partnered with The Salvation Army and Super Fresh.

"We hope next year that it will gain strength and get other bars restaurants involved," said King, who has owned his business for 17 years.

The Salvation Army says the food will go to families in Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester Counties. A spokesperson for the organization says demand for food assistance is high.

Volunteers like Virginia Azadi says no donation is too small.

"You can bring just a few cans of something. Every little bit helps. The Salvation Army is here to help people all through the year, not just around Christmas," said Azadi.

King and his volunteers hope to fill the truck up to the brim with food.

"Hopefully the food will come up over the top of these wooden rails," King said.

Volunteer Thom Lord says he thinks they will meet the goal.

"My friends have stopped by, and there are some coming from Dorchester County. Everybody has been so generous," said Lord.

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