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Caring Day food drive to be conducted Nov. 2

Published 12:05pm Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hartselle families are being called on again to donate nonperishable food items for needy families through the 13th annual Caring Day, a joint project of the City of Hartselle and Hartselle Beautification Association.

Donated canned goods and other nonperishable food items will be collected on Nov. 2 and distributed from The Caring Place and three local church food pantries to needy families prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Residents are encouraged to participate in the food drive either by placing canned foods at curbside next to their blue recycling bins (five feet away) on Fri., Nov. 2, or dropping them off at one of several designated locations.

On Oct. 19, blue recycling bins will be placed at the following locations and will remain there until Nov. 2 to receive donated food items: Hartselle City Hall, Hartselle Utilities, Joe Wheeler EMC, William Bradford Huie Library, Hartselle Area Chamber of Commerce, Hometown Grocery, Hartselle Enquirer, Ace Auto Body, Sparkman Civic Center, both fire stations, Walgreen Drugs, CVS Pharmacy, Dollar General Store, Kroger and all Hartselle banks.

Hartselle Schools will support the project again by conducting in-school food drives, according to Susan Seibert, project coordinator.

“We collected 8,840 cans of food last year and we thank everyone who participated Seibert said. “But we need more this year because we have more people who are hurting and need the food to feed their families.”

The food will be distributed at The Caring Place, First Assembly of God, First Church of the Nazarene and First United Methodist Church.

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