The Smyrna Fire Department and the Smyrna/Lavergne Food Bank are teaming up for the 15th annual “Fire Fighters for Food” food drive.
According to the latest study, released April 2015, 17.1 percent of Tennessee residents are food insecure, meaning they are unable, at times, to access enough food to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This falls above the 15.8 percent national average. Children are at a higher risk of food insecurity compared to the overall population, and Tennessee’s child food insecurity rate is 25.4 percent, above the national rate.
The Smyrna/Lavergne Food Bank provided over 74,000 meals last year to over 300 families each month. In Middle TN the need for food assistance has risen 36% over the past 5 years. 45% of those assisted are children under the age of 18, right here in our community.
Please help us make sure that no family, no child, in North Rutherford has to go hungry this holiday season. Please help us help those that need just a little helping hand.
The Smyrna Fire Department will be collecting any non-perishable / non-expired (canned goods) Monday November 14th through Sunday, November 20th at anyone of the fire stations listed below.
Here are some donation ideas:
Canned Hams Canned Vegetables Diapers Hash
Canned Fruit Canned Tuna Soups Jelly
Canned Pastas Toothpaste Sugar Soap
Baby Formula Tissue Paper Juices Wipes
Baby Food Peanut Butter Deodorants Beans
Food items can be dropped off at one of the following locations:
- Fire Station 1: 401 Enon Springs Road West
- Fire Station 3: 630 Enon Springs Road East
- Fire Station 4: 145 South Lowry Street
- Fire Station 5: 2200 Rock Springs Road
- Fire Station 6: 3640 Morton Lane