For the past several years Warehouse Discount Grocery has been selling per packaged bags for $5 and donating all bags sold to Cullman Caring for Kids Food Bank. When a customer paid for the bag it was placed in a bin at the front of the store. When the bin was full they would contact CCK to pickup the bags. Warehouse Discount Grocery has done this food donation program for the past several year. It not only gives each customer the opportunity to help the Food Bank, but the store as well. Each bag weights approximately 5lbs and contains such things as soup, rice or beans, crackers and tuna a very good start to help feed the hungry. The food bank personnel took that start and added more nutritious food until that bags weights approximately 25lbs. We give a big shout out to Warehouse Discount Grocery all three Cullman County stores and their customers who donated 1,192 bags during the holidays. THANK YOU ALL.
There are Special people who really come through when there is a need in our community. One example is MyWay Transportation, their Employees, Drivers and Associates. Because of their very generous donation to the Cullman Caring for Kids Food Bank a lot of children and families will have food to eat this Christmas that they may not have otherwise had. What can be said about heroes we truly have them in our community. To Contact My Way Transportation go to Website WWW.mywaytrans.com or call them at 256-775-1313 and tell them thank you for helping our community. By the way, they are challenging all other transportation companies to met or exceed their donation. Thank You MyWay Transportation.
We were so glad to see Ken Bates from Woodmen of the World this morning. He brought us a donation from Chapter 1881. I have always heard good things about this organization, but we are honored to be the recipient of one of their Civic Projects. We are always in awe of the giving spirit of the Cullman community. When there is a need this community comes through. Again thank you to Ken Bates and Woodmen of the World.
In the month of October, East Elementary School conducted a food drive for Cullman Caring for Kids. This food drive brought in 1,020 pounds of food and just over $1000 in cash. The cash donation will purchase up to 7,000 pounds of food. Cullman Caring for Kids /United Way Food Bank distributes between eight to ten tons of food each month to those in need in the community. The students of East Elementary did an outstanding job and we can't thank Mr. Wiggins and the staff for encouraging their students to give back to the community.
Cullman County Sheriff's Department Litter Crew has collected over 45,000 pounds of trash across county roadways since February 1.
The litter crew has netted over 1,000 pounds of aluminum cans with the money collected by Sheriff Matt Gentry, being donated to Cullman Caring for Kids.
Caring for Kids Executive Director Javon Daniel reports every $100 collected can buy 700 pounds of food. The organization was able to purchase more than 3,700 pounds of food through the assistance by the sheriff's department litter crew.
If a resident wants trash to be picked up from a county road, contact the road crew by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org