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. 



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