Nonfood Supply Drive to Benefit the CAC
The Sewanee Civic Association is inviting individuals, local groups and businesses to help collect donations of nonfood items for the Community Action Committee (CAC). This collection will augment the services provided by the CAC food pantry. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits cannot be used to purchase any nonfood items, which includes pet food; cleaning supplies; paper products; household supplies; detergent; menstrual products; diapers; or other personal care items.
This is where you can help. Collect nonfood items and then deliver from 1–3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, to the CAC at 216 University Ave., Sewanee. Individuals may also take their nonfood donations between Oct. 3–13 to donation bins located around the University campus, and at Regions Bank, the Sewanee Utility District office, and the Sewanee Mountain Messenger office. The Interact Club at St. Andrew’s-Sewanee will also be gathering nonfood donations in Simmonds Hall.
For those who wish to make monetary donations, cash or checks are accepted from Oct. 3–13, at Blue Chair Bakery and Tavern, Shenanigans and Taylor’s Mercantile. Please make checks payable to the CAC. You may also take donations any time to the CAC, Monday through Friday, 9–11 a.m.
There is also an Amazon Wish List from the Sewanee Community Chest for those who want to order nonfood items. These will be delivered to the CAC. The Amazon link is https://a.co/ec8cKHc. The address will be listed as Kerstin Beavers, Sewanee Community Chest, Sewanee, TN 37375.
The CAC will oversee the distribution of the donations to those in need. The CAC is an outreach ministry of the Parish of St. Mark and St. Paul, with generous support from the Sewanee Community Chest, other organizations and individuals across the Mountain. For more than 48 years, the CAC has provided food, financial assistance, and educational support for persons in the greater Sewanee community.
This is part of the Sewanee Civic Association Treasures for the Chest initiative, a campaign to help promote community-wide service of giving time, support and donations. Volunteers are needed. To volunteer contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is sponsored by the Community Action Committee, the Office of Civic Engagement, the Sewanee Civic Association, and the Sewanee Community Chest.