Wish List: Pantry items needed: Peanut butter and jelly, tuna and Tuna Helper, canned fruit and vegetables, canned soup, beans, cereal, oatmeal, "just-add-water" pancake mix, macaroni and cheese, pasta and sauce, rice and other staples. Donors are needed to adopt families who are in need of food and gifts during the December holidays. To adopt one or more families, contact Laura Wellford, holiday coordinator, 301-776-0442, Ext. 27 or email@example.com. Donors can also provide loose gifts (no used items) and practical gift cards/certificates (gas, grocery) for families who are not adopted. Last day to drop off holiday donations is Friday, Dec. 14, at LARS, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Monday evenings, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., 311 Laurel Ave. General donations can also be made to help fund programs such as eviction prevention and utility assistance. Make checks payable to LARS or to donate online, go to http://www.laureladvocacy.org.