Junior League food drive benefits Second Harvest, Feeding America Southwest Virginia
Mar 1, 2019 at 2:00 PM
KINGSPORT — The Junior Leagues of Kingsport, Bristol and Johnson City will hold their 29th annual food drive at local Food City locations Saturday to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee and Feeding America Southwest Virginia.
How to donate
Food collection bins will be available at participating Food City locations starting March 1. Junior League members will be giving out collection bags at stores on Saturday, March 2.
Fliers listing most-needed items, such as canned meats, vegetables, pasta, fruits and boxed goods, will be in local newspapers the week of the food drive.
Using the donations
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee and Feeding America Southwest Virginia will receive the food donations from store locations in their respective regions and distribute the items to nonprofit organizations that serve people in need.
Both organizations are members of Feeding America, the nation’s largest food bank network.
Addressing the need
The need for food is high this spring, according to a press release from Second Harvest. Co-sponsored by Food City, this is the first large-scale, regionwide food drive of 2019.
Last year, the Junior League food event collected 19,787 pounds of food. A goal of 25,000 pounds has been set for this year.