The Chattanooga Fire Departmentas 8th annual Firefighters Against Hunger Food Drive is history and the totals are in from the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.
During the week of the drive (Aug. 18a24), Chattanooga firefighters collected 2,364 pounds of food and $950 in cash.
Fire Department spokesperson Bruce Garner said, "Last year, the department collected 2,811 pounds of food, and $265 in cash donations. Compared to last year, donations were a little down in terms of pounds of food, but up substantially with the cash donations, so overall the food drive did better this year, providing 4,770 meals to people in need."
Fire Chief Lamar Flint said, aWeare glad we can assist with this worthwhile charity and we are grateful to everyone who contributed to our food drive.a
For more information on how the Food Bank helps this community and the surrounding area, visit their website at www.chattfoodbank.org
.Photo courtesy Bruce Garner, Chattanooga Fire Dept. spokesperson