ffthWhether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or the magical time of winter in general, December is sure to bring joy to little ones and adults alike.

But not everyone is fortunate enough to fully enjoy all that the holiday season has to offer, and that is where Food for the Hungry enters the game.  The 34th annual Food for the Hungry Drive is underway, collecting food and monetary revenue to be distributed throughout Knox County under the guidance of The Salvation Army and Interchurch Social Services.  The best part?  100% of all donations stay in Knox County.

Some of the upcoming events to encourage donations from the public includes the KCCC Live Basket Auction this Saturday, December 12 at Mount Vernon City Hall starting at 12:30 p.m.  Both the Centerburg Silent Auction and the Danville Silent Auction conclude on Saturday, December 12 in the respective branches of First-Knox National Bank.  To find more information on these auctions, click here.  And don't miss the 8-hour Live Broadcast!  You can watch it online at foodforthehungrycares.org, or by switching the television to your local Tim-Warner Cable station (channel 9), or listen in on 1300 AM WMVO, or get updates on 90.0 WNZR and 93.7 WQIO FM.

There are several collection points set up at several locations throughout Knox County that will take your food and/or monetary donations.  Not sure what to give?  Here is a list of the Top 10 Needed Items:

Canned Meat (chicken, tuna)
Beef Stew/Hearty Soups
Canned Pasta
Boxed Dinners (Hamburger Helper)
Peanut Butter
Spaghetti/Spaghetti Sauce
Cereal (hot & cold)
Baked Beans, Kidney/Chili Beans
Noodles/Instant Rice/Potatoes
Canned Fruits & Vegetables

Help make this season jolly for everyone, and donate to Food for the Hungry today!