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Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:00 pm

Stefania D’Andrea, center, of Howard Beach, presents coupons she collected for soldiers serving abroad to Kiwanis Club of Howard Beach President Bob LoCascio, right, and Past President Steve Sirgiovanni.

D’Andrea has for months been collecting coupons for Kiwanis, which is giving them to a U.S Army program that uses the coupons to purchase food and supplies for soldiers serving in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.

A member of Girl Scout Troop 4215 in Maspeth, D’Andrea has also been collecting food items for military men an women.

The Kiwanis club is still collecting the coupons, which may be dropped off at the Queens Chronicle office at 62-33 Woodhaven Blvd. in Rego Park by the end of the school year.

Coupons may be from newspapers, magazines or the Internet, and will be accepted up to six months after the expiration date.

Kiwanis members said they plan to collect the coupons again next year.

A number of organizations around the area have been collecting coupons for soldiers, including the Richmond Hill South Civic Association, which is led by Margaret Finnerty.

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