The sole purpose of the Grundy County Food Bank is to secure useable and healthy food from various sources. The food is distributed at no cost to the needy of Grundy County once a week through a weekly food distribution schedule. Food is purchased through the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, and donated from the WalMart in Kimball and the Bi-Lo in Trenton, GA. Additional financial support comes from the Emergency Food and Shelter program, the Sequatchie Electric Cooperative, and local churches to name a few.
The Grundy County Food Bank is requesting $1,000 to help pay for the operation of the food bank. Expenses totaled more than $11,000 for the first half of this year. A recent decision by the Grundy County EMS Center to discontinue giving fuel for the Food Bank truck will add an additional $2,300 to expenses.
The goal of the Sewanee Community Chest is to help citizens by funding the community. The Community Chest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and donations are tax-deductible. Send your donation to Sewanee Community Chest, P.O. Box 99, Sewanee, TN 37375.