Food Bank Collaborates With Riverbend And Widespread Panic To Fight Childhood Hunger

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Widespread Panic wants to give more than a performance at this year’s Riverbend Festival. In collaboration with Widespread Panic and Friends of the Festival, the Chattanooga Area Food Bank hopes to raise awareness about childhood hunger during Riverbend.  

Childhood hunger affects one out of every four children in the area.  The CAFB has three ways to get involved in the fight against childhood hunger. 

Every dollar donated to the CAFB helps to provide four meals. During Riverbend, concert goers and community members can donate $10 to provide 40 meals by texting FEED40 to 80888. Additionally, an anonymous donor pledged to match all text donations received on Saturday up to $25,000.

Anyone that donates $20 during the Widespread Panic Sweepstakes on the CAFB Donate Now page before Friday at noon will be entered to win four Coca-Cola Hospitality tickets to the Widespread Panic show on Saturday. Sweepstakes includes: festival wristbands, up-close access to the grassy area directly in front of Coca-Cola barge stage and private bar. Every $20 donation receives one entry to sweepstakes. There is no limit to the number of entries. Winner will be contacted directly by CAFB staff following sweepstakes conclusion. Visit the CAFB website and click “Donate Now” or directly at: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/chattfoodbank 

One person will win a signed show poster from Widespread Panic for participating in the Widespread Panic Virtual Food Drive (WP VFD). Every donation receives one entry to in the chance to win the signed poster. Visit the WP VFD via: http://vad.aidmatrix.org/vadxml.cfm?driveid=25487 





Annual Recycle Challenge On Signal Mountain Is Saturday

Each year the Mountain Stewards encourage the members of the community to recycle by sponsoring a Recycle Challenge between Thrasher and Nolan Elementary Schools. This year, the Recycle Challenge will take place on Saturday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Signal Mountain Recycle Center, 1151 Ridgeway Ave. in Signal Mountain.  There will be sign up sheets for each school. Each ... (click for more)

Night At The Museum Center At 5ive Points Set For Friday

Night at the Museum Center at 5ive Points will be held Friday beginning at 6 p.m.  It will continue until Saturday at 7:30 a.m.  The evening is for children ages 6-13.  Museum education staff will lead a "night of fun and adventure" in the museum after dark. Guests will spend the night in the museum playing games and other activities throughout the night.  ... (click for more)

Mayor Berke To Give State Of The City Address Monday Night

Citizens across the community are invited to attend Mayor Andy Berke’s second annual State of the City address, which will be held Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the ballroom of the Chattanoogan Hotel. The event is free and open to the public. “The State of the City is an important time to celebrate our accomplishments, discuss our challenges and chart a new course together,” said Mayor ... (click for more)

Anonymous Facebook Posters Pose Possibility Of Signal Schools Separating From Hamilton County School System

"Should Signal Mountain Schools separate from the Hamilton County School System?"   That’s the question posted on a Facebook page titled, simply, Signal Mountain Independent School District.   The creators of the page do not identify themselves. “(W)e certainly don’t want our kids dragged into the issue or targeted for special treatment by any ... (click for more)

The Heart Of A Teacher Makes A Difference - And Response (2)

In less than four weeks, I expect to be one of 216 graduating seniors from East Hamilton School. One could say all possible variables help a student rise to the highest levels in school; but a student is more than his environment or genetic code. He is a mixture of his own propensity and dedication to academics, coupled with a systemic team of mentors who give their all as a student’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The P.S. To A Sad Story

Back in the days when we were determined that the Chattanooga News-Free Press would have the best sports section in the country, I was traveling a whole lot. For example, back then I would be leaving today or tomorrow for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, this after hardly recovering from a week spent at The Masters. And, as it happens with those who are constantly in search for tomorrow’s ... (click for more)