Chattanooga Area Food Bank Thankful For Donors, Still Needs Support

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Chattanooga Area Food Bank has distributed 470 emergency food boxes to hungry families in the last two days, more than the Food Bank typically distributes during the average week. Several area businesses, individuals, and civic groups have given generously to the Food Bank over the last month in preparation for the holiday season but additional support is needed to maintain food inventory levels for the next several months.

The Food Bank encourages continued donations of food items, both non-perishables as well as fresh produce. Food donations can be dropped off at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank’s warehouse today until 4 p.m. and beginning again on Monday. Non-perishable food items can be left at the Food Bank’s donation drop box during non-business hours at 2009 Curtain Pole Road in Chattanooga, right off Amnicola Highway. Food inventory levels are built-up during the holiday season so that they last through the winter months and into spring when donations decline. Monetary donations have an even greater impact that donated food, considering that $1 can generate up to five meals. 

Donations can be made online any time at www.ChattFoodBank.org, by check or in-person at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, or over the phone with a credit card at 423 622-1800. 


Chattanooga Public Library Receives Memorial Gift

Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century members of Prudhomme Fort Chapter  presented books to the genealogical reference section of the Chattanooga Public Library.   Reference books placed were Barbados and Scotland Links 1627-1877,  by David Dobson, 2005; and  Scots in the West Indies 1707-1857  (Volume II) by David Dobson, 2006.  ... (click for more)

Hotwater Road Closed For Slope Work May 2-June 10

The Hamilton County Highway Department reports Hotwater Road will be closed beginning Monday, May 2, for slope stabilization road work that is expected to continue until June 10. (click for more)

Dewayne Ray Burns Wanted After Firing Shots At Fort Oglethorpe Police Officers

Dewayne Ray Burns is wanted after police in North Georgia were led on a chase, and he fired shots at officers. Burns fired shots in their direction late Thursday night. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department are investigating the incident. According to park rangers on the scene, the Burns ran away, while firing shots in the direction ... (click for more)

5 Considered For Cleveland City Manager Position

Five names were selected  Friday  by a citizens advisory committee to send to the Cleveland City Council for consideration as the next Cleveland city manager. The five are Angie Carrier, Joe Fivas, Mark Reeter, Seth Sumner and Julie Underwood. The list is being sent in alphabetical order so no one has an advantage when the city council considers the candidates. ... (click for more)

Jill Levine Is An Educational Rock Star

No one has covered the Hamilton County Department of Education drama better than Roy Exum.  Thank you, Roy, but I take issue with your unnamed sources.  Professional jealousy and sour grape darts should not be anonymous.   HCDE is so dysfunctional, and there is good cause to place this public organization under a microscope, dissect it into pieces and discard all ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Settle It With A Vote

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, which I consider a pretty good authority on what words really mean, defines “freedom” in this way:  “The quality or state of being free: such as, (a) the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action; (b) liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another; (c) independence -- the quality or state of being exempt ... (click for more)