From now through Saturday Nov. 29 we will be partnering the Smyrna-La Vergne Food Bank with a canned food drive. There are boxes at the front of the gym for food donations and we will be accepting any monetary donations or gift cards to grocery stores as well.
Each member that donates will receive one CrossFit VTG bumper sticker with a minimum donation of 10 canned food items or a $10 donation. For every 10 canned food items or $10 donation that each member donates that members name will be entered into a drawing for a FREE months membership at the gym. The more you donate the more times your name is entered with no donation limits. For example, donate 40 items or $40 and your name is entered 4 times thus giving you a better chance to win.
There are brochures from the Food Bank on the front desk and you can get more information by visiting their website.
Representatives from the Food Bank listed the following items as especially needed-
Our two most significant needs are also the most difficult for people to donate – meat and dairy products. So for folks who want to do that, they are welcome to provide gift cards to local grocery stores that we could use to purchase those items or monetary donations.
In addition to that, top food needs include:
– Shelf-stable milk
– canned meats – all, but especially
– canned hams (we look to find ways to provide a whole ham to families for Christmas, but our individuals or our two-person families sometimes get canned hams instead of we don’t have enough)
– dry beans (not canned)
– Meal-type soups (e.g. ravioli, beef a roni, beef stew, etc. – we always try to make these available in particular to families with kids to ensure they have something hot and hearty at night even when a meal can’t be provided by the family)
– Spaghetti Noodles and Sauce
– Canned fruit