Friday, April 29, 2011
Vol State Collects Boxes and Boxes of Food for Food Bank
MCCAA’s Linda Fuqua said that the food was a blessing since the food bank would have closed with bare shelves. The organization provides non-perishable food items to eligible people and families through a collaboration and partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee Emergency Food Assistance Program; teaches proper nutrition and helps participants make wise decisions with their food stamps; and helps people reduce grocery expenses by teaching them how to grow gardens.
Penny Tucker started the first food drive three years ago, and it has continued to grow. Last year the Staff Council donated over 1600 pounds of food to help local families in need.
The Livingston campus held a separate food drive, collecting food for families on the Upper Cumberland.