UPDATE: Share Your Christmas™ food drive raises over $160,000 to feed TN Valley families
UPDATE: Channel 3 and the Chattanooga Area Food Bank teamed up for the 34th annual Share Your Christmas food drive Friday.
Since the start of this season's food drive, the Tennessee Valley has again shown their generous spirit, giving a total of $163,865.88. That sum will allow the Chattanooga Food Bank to provide 555,041 meals across 20 counties.
$74,448 of that money was raised on the day of Share Your Christmas™ at the drop-off locations in Chattanooga, Cleveland and Dalton.
Tallies of the total weight of donated food are coming soon!
Food collected in Dalton and Cleveland will go to agencies serving the people of those areas. The Chattanooga Area Food Bank leads a 380-member network of partners in eliminating hunger and promoting better nutrition across 20 counties in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia.
If you couldn't make it to Share Your Christmas, you can still help the Food Bank by making a monetary donation online.
The Channel 3 Eyewitness News team would like to say thank you to everyone who donated or participated in Friday's food drive!
PREVIOUS STORY: WRCB Channel 3 is teaming up with the Chattanooga Area Food Bank once again for the annual Share Your Christmas™ food drive.
This year’s drive is set for Friday, Dec. 7 and you’re invited to be a part of our effort to fight hunger in our community.
Started just two years after the Chattanooga Area Food Bank was founded, Share Your Christmas™ is one of the longest running and most successful food drives around, thanks to the kind and giving spirit of the people of the Tennessee Valley and north Georgia.
Last year’s effort brought in more than $84,000 and 225,000 pounds of food, which provided more than 583,500 meals to people in need.
We ask you to once again open your hearts and cupboards to help your neighbors who struggle to put food on the table.
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From 4:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, Channel 3 will accept cash and food donations for the Food Bank.
Donations will be accepted at:
Food collected in Dalton and Cleveland will go to agencies serving the people of those areas, so you can be assured you're helping the people in your community.
Non-perishable food items or cash donations directly help the members of our community who would otherwise go hungry.
Each year, the Food Bank distributes more than 10 million pounds of food, the equivalent to 9 million meals, to those in need and handed out nearly 21,000 emergency food boxes. A portion of this food is received through community food drives like Share Your Christmas.
If you can't make it to Share Your Christmas, you can still help the Food Bank by making a monetary donation online.
You also can make a donation now at participating Food City and Walmart stores.
The Chattanooga Area Food Bank leads a 380-member network of partners in eliminating hunger and promoting better nutrition across 20 counties in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia.
Food Bank programs include Sack Pack and Kids Cafe to combat child hunger, the Senior Grocery Program, Emergency Food Box program for individuals and families with urgent food needs, Agency Shopping to help member agencies procure food for their pantries and feeding programs, and the Second Helpings program, a food rescue program partnering with local restaurants, convention centers, and cafeterias.
Stop by any of our three locations Friday, Dec. 7, with your donation. One can or a few dollars will make a major difference to the Food Bank.