Chattanooga Fire Department food drive next week

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Chattanooga Fire Department, in partnership with the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, will be conducting its 10th annual “Firefighters Against Hunger” food drive next week.

That’s September 12 – 18, 2016.

There will be several events associated with this food drive.

The kick-off event is Monday, September 12th, at the Food City at 7804 East Brainerd Rd.

Firefighters will be there from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., accepting donations of non-perishable food as well as monetary contributions.

For the rest of the week through September 18th, area residents can drop off their donations at any of the department’s 19 fire stations located throughout the city.

New this year is the addition of “Wash Away Hunger” events at three public schools.

Each school will be conducting its own food drive.

On a specific date next week, students will draw chalk art and messages about hunger.

Then Chattanooga firefighters will arrive and provide water hoses for the students to “wash away hunger.”

Once that is done, firefighters and food bank personnel will take away the food the students have collected.

Here are details on when and where those events will take place:

Sept. 14th – Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences (CSAS)
Location: 865 E. 3rd Street
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Sept. 15th – E. Brainerd Elementary School
7660 Goodwin Road
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Sept. 16th – Normal Park Elementary School
1009 Mississippi Avenue
Time: 9:15 for Upper School and 9:30 a.m. for Lower School

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