Beacon Journal staff

KENT: Downtown Kent businesses are offering special discounts to patrons who donate nonperishable food items for the holiday season to their collection bins.

Participating businesses include 4Cats Art Studio, Balleria, City Bank Antiques, Fashion School Store, Kent Cycle, Kent Natural Foods Co-Op, Kent State Hotel and Conference Center, McKay Bricker Framing and Black Squirrel Gifts, Rise and Shine Cafe, Sue Nelson Design and Yogurt Vi.

Discounts range from a percentage off your meal or purchase, to free pins and stickers.

All items collected will benefit Kent Social Services.