T.R. Simmons, Lupton students hold food drives
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Sep 14, 2010 | 1692 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff members from Wiregrass Hospice, as well as two area schools, recently participated in the company’s sixth annual food drive. The food drive began Aug. 1 and ended Aug 31. Wiregrass Hospice collected and donated 33,814 pounds of food to charities around the Southeast.

T.R. Simmons’ Peacemak-ers Club, led by Cathy Jones, held a schoolwide food drive that raised 349 pounds of food. To get the school in the spirit of the food drive the Peacemakers held a contest of Alabama vs. Auburn food boxes.

Lupton Junior High’s Beta Club, led by Candice Alexander, also held a schoolwide food drive that resulted in 89 pounds.

“As active members of the community, we know that food banks, pantries and other charitable organizations face rising demand and a chronic lack of necessary supplies due to the economy and global food shortages,” said Stephanie Holcomb, an account executive at Wiregrass Hospice. “We also know that proper nutrition is important for the well-being of the people that we serve. In these especially hard economic times, more people are at risk for poor nutrition and hunger.

Wiregrass Hospice provides home hospice services to patients in Walker, Winston, Marion, and Fayette counties.