Thanks to Coupon Katie for sending me the following information:
Feed Knoxville 2010 will be held Saturday, August 28th at World’s Fair Park from 3pm-8pm. The goal is to collect 100,000 items of food to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.
During the event there will be a lot of free family fun, including inflatables, live music and free food! For every food item you donate you will be given a ticket that enters you into some great giveaways. (Think motorcycles, vacations,spa packages.)
How do you get free Chick-fil-A? Now thru August 27th from 5–8 pm you can drop off donations for Free Knoxville 2010 at the Turkey Creek, Kingston Overlook and Double Drive-Thru (Kingston Pike) Chick-fil-A locations. For every 3 non-perishable food items donated to Feed Knoxville you get a free Chicken sandwich as well as tickets!
Click here to visit the Feed Knoxville website. I can attest to how important food drives and collections for Second Harvest really are. Our church, Faith UMC, has a food pantry with which I’m very involved. Many people think that most of the people who go to food pantries are “abusing the system”—not so. Many have had unexpected bills or a series of unexpected bills. Some come because they have to choose between eating and taking medications. Others struggle when schools are out for the summer or vacation because they rely on the school lunch program to help feed their children. Many are in tears when they enter for help. Some don’t want to take one of the large boxes we offer because they just “need a few things to help get by”.
From my experience, the foods that are most needed are jars of peanut butter, jelly, canned meats, boxes of cereals, beans, and rice. When you donate to a food pantry, check the expiration date to make sure that the food is still of high quality. Thanks for supporting Feed Knoxville!