The Chattanooga Fire Department’s 8th annual Firefighters Against Hunger Food Drive for this year is history and the totals are in from the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. For the week of Aug. 18–24, Chattanooga firefighters collected 2,364 pounds of food and $950 in cash.
Last year, the department collected 2,811 pounds of food, and $265 in cash donations. Compared to last year, donations were a little down in terms of pounds of food, but up substantially with the cash donations, so overall the food drive did better this year, providing 4,770 meals to people in need, said officials.
Fire Chief Lamar Flint is glad the fire department was able to help. “We’re glad we can assist with this worthwhile charity,” said Chief Flint, “and we are grateful to everyone who contributed to our food drive.”
For more information on how the Food Bank helps this community and the surrounding area, visit http://www.chattfoodbank.org/.