HHS sororities collect food for needy familiesPublished 6:24pm Wednesday, November 20, 2013
A door-to-door food drive conducted by Hartselle High School’s Les Amies and Kappa Delta Sigma sororities will go a long way toward feeding needy South Morgan County families throughout the holiday season.
The students collected 2,500 pounds of canned and packaged staple food items from Hartselle donors during a two-hour period Nov. 19.
The food, which almost filled the beds of two pickup trucks, was picked up the same day by The Carpenter’s Cabinet volunteers, processed and packed in food boxes the next morning.
“What those teenagers did is amazing,” said Chris Warnick, The Carpenter’s Cabinet director. “It’s the second largest food drive we’ve had in three years. We’re so thankful to them and everyone who made a donation. This food is a godsend for the many needy families in our area that we’ll be able to feed.”
Warnick said the food would be distributed to clients living in a service area that includes Hartselle, Falkville, Eva and Danville. Pickup day is Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To qualify, the family must show proof of identity, residence and total household income. Assistance is available only once per quarter.
Since The Carpenter’s Cabinet opened in 2010, it has experienced steady growth.
“We provided emergency food assistance to 180 families our first year,” said Warnick. “In 2012, we helped 1,080 families and expect to help 1,150 this year.”
The Carpenter’s Cabinet also sponsors and promotes other worthwhile community projects. It recently sponsored a Warrior Walk for cancer research.