ChattState Holiday Luncheon Benefits The Homeless

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Approximately 500 Chattanooga State employees attended the annual Employee Holiday Luncheon where more than 757 pounds of food was collected for the Chattanooga Food Bank. Entertainment was provided by Sherry Landrum, Rex Knowles, Ken Cardillo, and Darrin Hassevoort.
Approximately 500 Chattanooga State employees attended the annual Employee Holiday Luncheon where more than 757 pounds of food was collected for the Chattanooga Food Bank. Entertainment was provided by Sherry Landrum, Rex Knowles, Ken Cardillo, and Darrin Hassevoort.

During the annual Chattanooga State Employee Holiday Appreciation Lunch, employees were asked to donate canned food items and/or make donations to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. 

Nora Burke, food drive collection chair, reports that the college collected 757 pounds of canned goods equaling 630 meals. More than $215 was contributed that provided 1,056 meals. All contributions will allow a total of 1,686 meals to be served to people in need. 

The unused hot food from the catered meal for employees was promptly delivered to the Community Kitchen where they put it to good use providing a hot meal for homeless people.



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