Chattanooga Area Food Bank Moving Emergency Food Box Program to Eastdale Community

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) – The Chattanooga Area Food Bank announced  the piloting of their new Emergency Food Box or (EFB) Distribution Center in the Eastdale Community. 

The new program will be at the Foxwood Plaza in the Eastdale and is effective June 1, 2021.

The Food Bank’s EFB Program will continue to serve boxes having up to a month of meals for a family of 4, including pantry staples, and fresh produce, bakery items, dairy, and more when available.

One in six children and adults in Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia are considered food insecure. 

“It is on a bus line and is also near residential areas so it’s easily accessible by walking or by car. Part of what we want to do as a food bank moving forward is to make access easier; breaking down those access barriers for the people who need food,” says Jennifer Lockwood Fritts, Grants and Communications Manager for Chattanooga Area Food Bank.

For those needing food assistance, you may call 2-1-1, to receive a voucher for food.

 

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