From The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce
TRUSSVILLE – The annual “Love You Neighbor” food drive to benefit Trussville Ecumenical Assistive Ministry (T.E.A.M.) got underway with a kickoff event at Great Harvest Bread Company in downtown Trussville on February 8.
The food drive continues through February 22. Various locations throughout the city are serving as drop-off points for contributions of non-perishable food items.
“For the past ten years, we’ve used the Valentine’s Day theme of love to remind people to ‘love their neighbor’ and 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 there are people needing help throughout the year. With this food drive, we hope to bring awareness to donate these items all year long.”
Specific items requested by T.E.A.M are personal hygiene items, cooking oil, flour, cornmeal, sugar, canned meat and fish, dried beans, cereal, breakfast food, peanut butter, jelly, saltines, and mac & cheese.
Drop off locations include T.E.A.M.’s supporting churches: Clearbranch 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, Holy Infant of Prague Catholic Church, and First Presbyterian Church of Trussville.
Other drop off locations are: BancorpSouth; Bryant Bank; Dede’s Book Rack; Great Harvest Bread Company; Hitchcock & Maddox Financial Partners; Keller Williams; Massey, Stotser & Nichols; Meals by Misty; Orangetheory Fitness; RE/MAX Marketplace; Sherry’s Cafe; Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce; and Trussville Civic Center.
Donations may also be dropped off at T.E.A.M. at 147 North Chalkville Road, Trussville (behind Trussville Antiques & Interiors). Regular hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from noon until 2 p.m. For the time being, T.E.A.M. will also be open the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. until noon.