The Northwest Georgia branch of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank received a donation from BB&T that will enable the CAFB and its network of agencies to keep fighting hunger in the Northwest Georgia community. A large portion of BB&T’s contribution will support children’s feeding programs like the upcoming school year’s Sack pack program which provides weekend meals for students who need it. With their donation, BB&T, in partnership with Rock Bridge Community Church, will also host a school-wide mobile food drop at Antioch Elementary on Saturday.
The food drop will provide roughly forty pounds of food for up to 545 qualifying families of Antioch students that will allow them to fill their pantries before the school lets out for summer break. Families will be able to walk away from the drop with fresh produce, bread, non-perishables, meal staples, and more.
Chattanooga Area Food Bank President, Maeghan Jones said that the Antioch Elementary food drop will benefit families in a way many people don’t realize. “Many students rely on schools for up to ten meals each week during the regular school year. During the summer, that added support is missing so programs like this help to bridge the gap. We are thankful to BB&T for supporting such an important initiative.”
Bill Davies, BB&T NorthWest Georgia Market president adds, “We applaud and support the outstanding work conducted in North Georgia by the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. As part of our Lighthouse Project, this contribution enables us to live out BB&T's mission ‘to make the communities we serve better places to live’ by lending a helping hand to those in need.”
The food drop will be held at Antioch Elementary,1819 Riverbend Road, Dalton, GA, on Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon.