Community Food Connection to hold food drive

The Community Food Connection of Blount County will hold a food drive at the Maryville High School football game against William Blount High School on Friday, Sept. 26.

The food drive, titled “Halt Hunger at Home,” will bring the two school communities together for one common goal - feeding the hungry in Blount County.

“We encourage community members to come together and donate food to help those who are in need,” said Lisa Blackwood, president of the community food connection. “All the food collected will stay and benefit the hungry in Blount County.”

Barrels will be located at each gate entrance at the Maryville High School football field. Community members who want to participate should bring non-perishable food items to the game. The food will be collected from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, and should be placed in one of the food barrels located at the gates.

Suggested non-perishable food donations include, but are not limited to: canned items, including vegetables, meats, fruits and meals, plastic containers of peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, pasta, cereal and crackers.

Students at both Maryville and William Blount High School will also be collecting food during the week of the football game. Students are asked to bring their food donations to school.

The William Blount High School ROTC and the Maryville National Honor Society will assist the community food connection with the food drive. For more information about the food drive, contact the community food connection at 865-977-4400.

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