Canned food drive underway

Published 11:04 pm Friday, October 30, 2009

Through the month of November, the Chilton County Emergency Assistance Center will be sponsoring the 24th annual food drive. Donations of non-perishable food items will benefit local community members.

The event has proven valuable to the community through generous efforts by local organizations and businesses. Last year, the center received approximately 10,000 pounds of food during the drive.

Event organizers are encouraging community support this year in an effort to help those who have been affected by the unstable economy. “We help anyone,” said Executive Director Terry Collier. “We provide food for people who have food insecurities.”

The Assistance Center also operates a thrift store, allowing more opportunity for community outreach.

Non-perishable food items may be dropped off at the Emergency Assistance Center, located at 502 Enterprise Road in Clanton, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information about the food drive or to donate, contact the Emergency Assistance Center at 755-9467.