Cares & Shares

Local residents have one more week to donate food or funds to the Cullman Caring for Kids Food Bank before The Cullman Times’ Cares & Shares Food Drive ends on Nov. 15.

The food drive is now in its 11th year of providing support to local families in need of a helping hand during the holiday season.

The food bank accepts canned foods that are up to two years past their sell-by dates. Diapers, packaged foods such as macaroni and other items that keep for extended periods of time are also needed each day at the food bank.

Every dollar donated to the food bank equals around seven pounds of food, so a monetary donation can provide a little more flexibility, but the food bank still needs canned foods on its shelves every day.

Area schools, organizations, churches and individuals have donated thousands of pounds of food during Cares & Shares by bringing their donations to The Times, and last year’s campaign also brought in around $6,000 in monetary donations from local residents.

Bring donations to The Times on Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 300 Fourth Avenue SE or to the food bank, located at 402 Arnold St NE on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9 a.m to noon and 1-3 p.m.

For additional information, call The Times at 256-734-2131 or Cullman Caring For Kids at 256-739-1111.

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