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SAN DIEGO The San Diego Food Bank received three semi-truck loads of consumer goods from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Wednesday.

NACDS obtained the products from exhibitors at the NACDS Marketplace Conference, which took place at the San Diego Convention Center. The products include cosmetics, toiletries, personal care products, household supplies, food, beverages and other front-end products available in chain drug stores.

“For fixed-income seniors and low-income families, non-food products are incredibly expensive and often they have to do without,” said J. Scofield Hage, the food bank’s executive director. “Simple items that people take for granted such as toiletries and cosmetics are beyond the reach of many low-income San Diegans who are struggling to survive.”

The food bank will distribute the products to people and other non-profit organizations around San Diego County.

“We thank NACDS’ associate member companies for their valuable contribution of these products,” NACDS President and chief executive officer Steve Anderson said. “And we are grateful to the San Diego Food Bank for distributing our donations to those in need.”

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