Paris, Tenn. – People struggle with hunger in every county in Tennessee and Henry County is no exception. One in seven people in Tennessee struggle with hunger, and one in five children go to bed hungry every night. The HCMC Center for Wellness & Rehab wants to make a difference for those struggling with hunger in Henry County and is hosting a “We CAN Make a Difference” Food Drive during the entire month of November.
The community is encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the HCMC Center for Wellness during business hours and drop them in the receptacle located in the Center. All donations will go to the Second Harvest Food Bank. This time of year is especially difficult for those in hunger because of the holidays.
Items being collected include the following:
- Canned and dry beans
- Peanut butter or other nut butters
- Shelf stable milk and milk substitutes
- Canned vegetables with no or low-sodium
- Low-sodium soups/pasta sauce
- Chicken, beef, and vegetable broths & stocks
- Brown rices, pasta or quinoa
- Seeds and nuts, unsalted
- Canned fruit in juice
- Canned stews or tomatoes
- Olive or canola oil
- Canned tuna in water
- Non-parishable staples for a Thanksgiving meal
“The therapists at the Center for Wellness & Rehab wanted to do something to support our community and the food drive seemed like a great opportunity to give back,” said Debbie Jelks, Director of Rehab Services at HCMC. “We encourage everyone to contribute and make a difference to Henry Countians who are struggling to find their next meal. Just drop your items off at the Center for Wellness & Rehab and we will get everything to Second Harvest. Your donation is much appreciated!”
The HCMC Center for Wellness & Rehab is located in the HCMC Kelley Clinic at 1015 Kelley Drive. For more information on how you can help, contact us at 731-642-2411.