OCTOBER 2014 FOOD DRIVES
Cherry Point Animal Hospital, 101 Island Road, Kingsport
Kingsport Aquatic Center, 1820 Meadowview Parkway
Workspace Interiors, 200 E Main St., Suite 300, Kingsport
Gray Fossil Site, 1212 Suncrest Drive, Gray
The Haven at Knob Creek, 1185 W Mountain View Road, Johnson City
Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church, 2313 Portland Ave., Kingsport
Girl Scout Office, 1100 Woodland Ave., Johnson City
Kingsport YMCA, 1840 Meadowview Parkway, Kingsport
Johnson City Symphony, 10/27 & 10/28, Freedom Hall, Johnson City
Johnson City Public Library, 100 W Millard St., Johnson City
Crossroads Christian Church Youth, 1300 Suncrest Drive, Gray
Energy Fitness, 212 E. Main Street, Johnson City
Kingsport Senior Center, 1200 E Center St., Suite 121, Kingsport
National College, 1328 Tennessee 1, Bristol, TN
New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, 1369 Warpath Drive, Kingsport
Bell Helicopter, 441 Industrial Park Rd., Piney Flats
ETSU Homecoming Food Drive, 10/31, Campus Rec Center
Scouting for Food, 11/8 Bag Distribution Day, 11/15 Bag Collection Day
WJHL ' Living is Giving' Food Drive Co-sponsored by Hardees, November 17 - 19 in area High Schools and local Hardee's
Ongoing Food Drives:
|JC Fire Station #1
||2238 Watauga Rd
|JC Fire Station #3
||505 E Main St
|JC Fire Station #4
||800 W Main St
|JC Fire Station #5
||205 Broyles Dr
|JC Fire Station #6
||Browns Mill Ct
|JC Fire Station #7
||2830 W Walnut St
|JC Fire Station #8
||106 Gray Commons Cir
|JC Fire Station #9
||105 Carroll Creek Rd
||3104 Hanover Rd
||100 Centre Park Drive
|Highlands Fellowship Kingsport
||1195 N Eastman Rd
||2200 Memorial BLVD
One way to support the Food Bank is to host a Food Drive
Call us at (423)279-0430 ext. 224 to sign up!
Organizing Your Food Drive
Determine how and where food will be collected. You can use boxes, barrels or bins. Small to medium-size boxes work well for food drives. We can deliver barrels with at least 48 hours notice.
Give us a starting/ending date and location of the drive. Once collected, you can deliver the food directly to us and we can give you a food bank tour. Call us and we will come and pick it up. Due to higher fuel costs we will make the pick ups based on our current truck routes. This could take a couple of days depending on the service area location.
If you are using our barrels to collect food they come with a poster or wrap that says “Food Drive to Benefit Second Harvest”. You may decorate the barrels by wrapping them with paper and then decorating the paper. PLEASE do not mark on the barrels or barrel wraps.
Appoint someone in charge of logistics; i.e., barrel locations and the physical collection of the food. Set a goal: Decide how much food you would like to collect during your food drive. How many potential contributors do you have? How much can you expect to collect? Will you collect food or cash-or both?
Consider holding internal competitions (between departments, floors, etc.) Award the winners with special recognition such as pizza, etc.
Spread the word!!! Create a poster explaining your food drive and post it on walls, barrels, etc. to inform others. Put small fliers in paychecks, and mention in other communication with your group, like e-mails and newsletters.
Food items we always need include:
• Cereal/Rice/Dried Beans
• Canned Tuna Fish/Meat
• Canned Soups
• Spaghetti Sauce/Pasta/Noodles
• Peanut Butter
• Canned Tomatoes/Veggies/Fruit
• Mac & Cheese
• Baby Food
What happens to the food once it gets to Second Harvest?
• Volunteers sort and box the items in the warehouse.
• The food is distributed to charities who serve those in need in Northeast TN.
• There is absolutely no cost to the donor or the charity.
To get more details, you can fill out the form below, call Megan to register your food drive: 279-0430 ext 224 or email her.
Thank you for your support!