KNOX COUNTY — Elementary school students are fighting hunger in Knox County. The 2016 Greater Knox County Food for the Hungry School Drive is underway with the sponsorship of Delta Kappa Gamma sorority. Donations will benefit the 35th annual Food for the Hungry Drive. The children are demonstrating that you are never too young to make a difference. Centerburg, Danville, East Knox, and Fredericktown Elementary Schools will join the Knox Learning Center to collect until Friday.
During last year’s Food for the Hungry Drive, Greater Knox County students collected 6,140 non-perishable food items and $4,170.44. This year, the classroom in each participating school that contributes the highest number of food items per student will be treated to a pizza party. Cash donations are welcome. Each $1 donated will be equal to four food items. Checks should be made payable to Food for the Hungry. Donations will benefit and be used in each respective area of the county.
The winning classroom pizza parties for each of the Greater Knox County schools are being sponsored by:
•Centerburg Elementary School — Long Branch Pizza;
•Danville Elementary — The Hangout;
•East Knox Elementary — Nancy Maria’s Pizza;
•Fredericktown Elementary — Pizza Dock; and
•Knox Learning Center — Donatos.
The top donor from each school will be invited to participate in the Food for the Hungry live broadcast at City Hall on Saturday, Dec. 10. The students will be recognized on Time Warner Cable (channel 9), as well as on 100.9 FM and 13WMVO, with reports given on WNZR 90.9 FM and 93.7 The Super Q.
All food and donations will be distributed through Interchurch Social Services and The Salvation Army to meet the needs of our community. For more information about fighting hunger in Knox County, visit FoodForTheHungryCares.org.