Join the Connecting Hearts food drive Tuesday at Balter Beerworks

April 11, 2017: A Mobile Meals and Connecting Hearts food drive is underway at Balter Beerworks.

Knoxville Fellows is hosting a food drive for Mobile Meals and Connecting Hearts Tuesday at Balter Beerworks to collect food items for low income, home-bound seniors. 

The food drive is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Balter Beerworks, 100 S. Broadway. People who bring five food items to donate will receive a $5 Balter gift card.  

Connecting Hearts is an extension of the existing Mobile Meals program for seniors, and pairs local volunteers with at-risk seniors to offer weekly companionship and grocery delivery. As part of the program, the qualified seniors receive a weekly bag of groceries along with a one-hour visit from a group of volunteers at least once a week. 

MORE: How to get involved with Connecting Hearts

SIGN UP: Volunteer application

Connecting Hearts is a partnership between WBIR, Mobile Meals and Second Harvest Food Bank.

Preferred items to bring:

  • Canned fruits / vegetables / beans (pop top)
  • Dried fruit (prunes, raisins, raisins, etc.)
  • Individual fruit cups (packed in juice)
  • Peanut butter
  • Crackers (Ritz, Wheat Thins, Saltines, etc.
  • Macaroni and cheese (individual serving cups)
  • Canned soups (regular or low sodium, individual
  • serving cups or pop top)
  • Tuna or chicken (pouch style or pop top)
  • Cereal (whole grain)
  • Instant oatmeal / Grits / Cream of Wheat (individual
  • packs)
  • Granola bars or breakfast bars (prepackaged)
  • Nuts / Trail Mix
  • Vegetable / Juice boxes or plastic bottles (non
  • refrigerated)
  • Milk boxes (individual or powdered, non refrigerated)
  • Boost, Ensure, or Carnation Instant Breakfast (in plastic
  • bottles or powdered)

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