From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE – In keeping with the theme of love as Valentine’s Day approaches, the Trussville Ecumenical Assistive Ministry (or T.E.A.M) will be holding its ninth annual “Love Your Neighbor” food drive during the week of Feb. 14. With assistance from the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce, various locations throughout the city will have drop off points for non-perishable foods.
“For the past eight years, we’ve used the Valentine’s Day theme of love to remind people to ‘love their neighbor’ and to help those in need.” said T.E.A.M member Melissa Williamson. “Many people think of helping others during the holidays but they sometimes forget that some people need help all during the year. We hope this food drive will bring an awareness to donate these items all year long.”
A kick-off event will be held on Feb. 10 at the Chick-Fil-A on Chalkville Mountain Road in Trussville from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers will be present to greet donors and Chick-Fil-A coupons will be available for those who drop food off.
Specific items requested by T.E.A.M are: personal hygiene items, cooking oil, flour, corn meal, sugar, canned meat and fish, dried beans, cereal, breakfast food, peanut butter, jelly, saltines, and mac & cheese. T.E.A.M is also in need of volunteers and a building to house and distribute items.
The organization hopes to collect enough items to last until Fall.
Drop off locations include churches participating in the drive: Clear Branch United Methodist Church, Deerfoot Baptist Church, First Baptist Church Trussville, First Methodist Church of Trussville, Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Faith Lutheran Church, and Cahaba Springs Presbyterian Church, and Holy Infant of Prague Catholic Church.
According to the chamber, most participating churches will continue to hold drives on Feb. 11 and 18.
Other drop off locations are: Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce, ACTA Theater. Bryant Bank, BB&T Bank, DeDe’s Book Rack, Courtyard by Marriott, Elmcroft Senior Living, EW Motion Therapy, First Community Mortgage, Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Jefferson Title Company, Keller Williams Realty, Marco’s Pizza, YMCA Trussville, and T.E.A.M located at 88 Cedar Lane in Trussville.
For more information on the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce, visit www.trussvillechamber.com or call 205-655-7535.