Chip’s Good Word: Police food and toy drives this season
Chip shares details on several drives this weekend and coming up
CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – A couple of area police departments are helping restock shelves this weekend with local food drives.
Drop off some non-perishables and officers will be there to help you load them.
The proceeds will restock the East Ridge Food Pantry.
They are hoping people will drop off canned goods in a drive through at the two fire stations. You don’t have to even get out of your vehicle.
Locations are: 1111 Ridgeway Avenue OR 5240 Shackleford Ridge Road.
The hours are 10AM-2PM.
All donations will support the Signal Mountain Social Services Food Pantry.
The Sheriff’s Department is supporting the Angel Tree Toy Drive in Rhea County.
Their office is now taking applications for families that need help during the holidays.
Come by the Sheriff’s Office at 7800 Rhea County Highway during business hours Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm to fill it out.
They also could use volunteers. You can call them at 423-775-7837.
The Sheriff’s Office has been helping out the Angel Tree program since 2002.
It has helped numerous Rhea County families over the years.
Meigs County has also begun their annual Christmas Toy Drive.
For the next several weeks, they are encouraging residents to drop off toys for kids at the Sheriff’s Office.
Each week, they will post suggestions on gifts on the Meigs County Sheriff Facebook page.
This week, they have tips for babies and toddlers.
This weekend, they are holding the Toys 4 Kids golf tournament to raise funds.
And they are also taking applications for families that need help through December 15th.
Sheriff Sisk says they helped over 1,100 kids last year, but he expects the need will be even larger this year.
The next event in this year’s campaign comes Sunday December 5th.
The annual Toy Run begins in the parking lot of the old Big Lots location in Fort Oglethorpe.
Next door in Walker County, the Al Millard Memorial Stocking Full of Love drive also continues.
They have begun taking applications for families to help this year.
Check out their Facebook page for details.