Boys & Girls Club of North Alabama launches “All About Our Community” food drive

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TENNESSEE VALLEY – With severe weather approaching, there is a potential for an increase in need at the Food Bank of North Alabama. So, the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama is asking the community to help them stock the shelves.

On Monday morning, the clubs launched its “All About Our Community” food drive for the food bank. They will be taking donations at one of their 10 locations across North Alabama through Friday, March 27th at 5:00 p.m. The Boys & Girl’s Club’s President Patrick Wynn said they are hoping that everyone could help.

“There’s always something that you can give to others,” Wynn said.

Kathryn Strickland, Executive Director of the Food Bank of North Alabama, said the list of food they will accept is a mile long, specifically canned meat and canned vegetables.

“We welcome all food donations from the community and just are so appreciative,” Strickland said.​

To donate, people can drop off nonperishable food items to any one of the 10 locations in Madison, Limestone and Jackson counties. They will have bins in their centers where food items can be placed.

For the clubs’ staff and members, they said the food drive is a  way to give back to such a caring community.

“We’re very appreciative of what this community’s done for Boys & Girls Clubs; we’ve been around for 76 years,” Wynn said.