21st Annual Food Drive for North Rutherford County - Help Others

Nov 03, 2022 at 02:29 pm by WGNS News

(SMYRNA, TENN.) Each year the Smyrna Fire Dept. partners with Nourish Food Bank to collect non-perishable food items donated to help our neighbors in need.

Last year alone, Nourish Food Bank provided more than 750,000 worth of meals to families in economic and food crisis across their service communities. On average they serve around 1,500 families per month. A study published in April of 2020 showed that 11.9% of Tennesseans were listed as being food insecure, whereas the national average is 11.8%. Food insecurity means that a family or individual lacks access to enough food to maintain proper health.


Children in Tennessee have even more difficulties obtaining food, especially nutritious food when school is not in session. Families also struggle between grocery shopping and paying bills. As an example, 57% of families had to choose between paying their mortgage or buying groceries in the past two years.

This year's food drive will help North Rutherford County residents who are unable to afford food for their family. And this mark’s the 21st Annual Firefighters for Food Drive, which will take place at the Walmart located at 570 Enon Springs Road East, Smyrna on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, from 9:00AM to 4:00PM.

Some Donation Ideas include: 

  • Canned Meats
  • Soup
  • Rice
  • Dry Pasta
  • Dry Beans
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruit
  • Peanut Butter
  • Sugar
  • Baby Food
  • Baby Formula
  • Wipes
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap

This is a great way to serve your community and make a positive impact in the lives of others.



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