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Station 19 wins CFD food drive contest

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – The Chattanooga Fire Department collected nearly 3,000 pounds of food in its latest food drive.

The food is being donated to the Chattanooga Area Food bank.

The drive was conducted August 15-21, 2011 and the grand total this year came to 2,935 pounds of food.

The firefighter food drive incorporates a competition to see which fire station can collect the most food.

Station 19 beat out the other 17 Chattanooga fire stations, for the second year in a row, by collecting 576 pounds of food.

A plaque was presented to the firefighters at Station 19 in Hixson.

Firehouse Subs is also supporting the food drive by providing a free lunch to the firefighters at the winning fire station.

Since the demand for food is up, additional donations of non-perishable food items to the Food Bank would still be appreciated. For more information on what's needed, visit the Food Bank online at www.chattfoodbank.org, or give them a call at (423) 622-1800.

 

In the photo at Station 19: (front row, left to right) Chattanooga Fire Chief Randy Parker, Senior Firefighter Scott Sheets, Firefighter Ian Moon, Food Bank President Clare Sawyer and Food Bank Special Events Coordinator Jen Ferking. (back row, left to right) Lt. Shawn Reese, Senior Firefighter Jamie Evers, Captain Kelly Simmons, Lt. Daniel Murray and Senior Firefighter William Phillips.

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