SPRING FOOD DRIVE

The Chattooga County Department of Family and Children Services is in desperate need of food for their food bank. Their food bank is open 24/7 for families who need food at any given moment. The Chattooga County Probate Judge’s Office is sponsoring a “Spring Food Drive” to help fill up the shelves of the local food pantry.  According to the Probate Office, “We want to, once again, help them with one of the largest food drives ever! Help us fill up the shelves!”  The Food Drive will be held during the month of April (April 1 -30) and there will be a donation box set up at the Chattooga County Courthouse, just inside the door so donors don’t have to go through security.

You can find more information below:

The items needed most are:
Canned vegetables, fruit, pasta, soups, stews, chili
Canned meats – tuna, chicken, spam, salmon
Baby food, apple sauce – in squeeze packets
Cereals, oats, rice
Dry beans, dried fruit
Pasta, canned sauce
Macaroni and Cheese
Peanut butter, jelly (in plastic bottles)
Nuts, seeds
Dry or shelf-stable milks
Chicken, beef, or vegetable broths and stock
Cooking oil
Instant potatoes, jell-o, puddings
Biscuit mix, pancake mix, syrup
Crackers
Salt and pepper

• Canned goods with pop-top lids are better than canned goods that require a can opener.
• Avoid foods packaged in glass.
• Do not donate foods that are past the expiration date.
• Consider donating reusable sturdy shopping bags.

Donations of food or money will be greatly appreciated! There will be a donation box set up just inside the door of the courthouse so that you don’t have to go through security.

**For more information or for questions please call Becky Duke or Teresa Pope at Probate Court at 706-857-0709.**