Second Harvest student food drive underway throughout Tri-Cities

Food drive

TRI-CITIES, TN (WJHL) – Tuesday night marks the beginning of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee Annual Student Food Drive.

Twelve local high schools are helping the food bank collect food until Oct. 25 for a chance to win their school up to $500.

Participating high schools include Cloudland, Daniel Boone, David Crockett, Dobyns Bennett, Elizabethton, Hampton, Providence Academy, Sullivan Central, Sullivan North, Sullivan South, Tri Cities Christian and Unaka.

WJHL and Hardees Restaurants are co-sponsoring the event and you can donate by putting items into a barrel at your area Hardees location.

The most needed items to donate include peanut butter, cereal, canned goods and boxed meals.

Food Sourcing Coordinator Megan Morrison said that food drives like this are very important to Second Harvest.

“We really rely on food donations here through the community,” she said. “So these big food drives really, really help stock up the pantries out there in the eight county area.”

The student food drive is meant to feed the hungry while developing leadership and project management skills in students.

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