Community members are encouraged to discard old and unwanted documents this weekend.

Sate Representative John Galloway is hosting a free document shredding event this Saturday at Westaby Hall Parking Lot, 425 Hood Blvd., in Fairless Hills. Shredding begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon.

Gina Whitefield, a legislative assistant for John Galloway, wants people to know how valuable shredder events can be for the public.

“With the big problem of identity theft all over,” Whitefield said. “It’s a good thing to safely destroy documents so that no one can get their hands on your personal information.”

There is a limit of two bags or boxes per person and all non-paper trash must be removed from boxes and bags. Staples are acceptable, but the machines cannot handle paperclips.

Anyone attending is also encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for donation.

For more information call John Galloway’s office at 215-943-7206.