Elizabethton High School Wins the WJHL ‘Living is Giving’ Food Drive
Northeast TN – Four local high schools along with WJHL and Hardee’s Restaurants helped Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee feed the hungry during the 2014 Holiday Season in WJHL’s Living is Giving Food Drive during November. Elizabethton High School was the winner of the competition with an average of 3.1 pounds donated per student. Other high schools participating in the food drive were David Crockett, Greeneville and Daniel Boone.
All the schools had good collections ranging from 964 to 3,116 pounds of food donations for a grand total of 8,742 pounds of food.
The students joined WJHL’s news anchor, Anna Zook, for an early morning 6:00 a.m. broadcast at the Hardee’s Restaurant in their community encouraging everyone to make a donation to the food drive. Food Collection barrels were placed at the participating Hardee’s.
Students collecting the most food qualified for prizes donated by Walmart, Krispy Kreme and Hardee’s
The need for food assistance is at an all-time high and the need is even greater during the Holiday and Winter Months. Over 82,500 people in Northeast Tennessee rely on a food pantry or soup kitchen according to Hunger in America 2014, a recent study of national and local hunger.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee feeds the hungry by securing and distributing food and grocery products to non-profit agencies that provide services to the needy, ill, elderly, children, homeless and working poor in the eight-county region of Northeast Tennessee. During FY 2013 The Food Bank distributed 10.3 million pounds of food through Food Bank agencies and programs that provide food assistance. For more information on the ‘Living is Giving’ Food Drive visit www.netfoodbank.org or www.wjhl.com