We are very thankful for everyone who participated in the cereal drive last week. Your generosity could not have come at a better time. You are helping us to help others. We will be adding more pictures as we get the remaining items in. Thank you so much and we pray that everyone will continue to stay well. Thank you again to Citizens Bank and Trust for your support during this drive. Thank you Josh Campbell for everything you did to make this a success.
We are excited to annouce that Firehouse Subs will be hosting a fundraiser/spirit day for the food bank on April 15, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Firehouse subs will be donating a portion of their sales to the food bank. April is Child Abuse awareness month and this is just one of the many events we will be participating in.
This years Empty Bowl's fundraiser was a huge blessing. The food, the friends and the fellowship made it all worthwhile. Thank you to everyone who so graciously donated their time and talent to make this event a success.
On February 4, 2020 we had the privilege of meeting Mrs. Stacy Brown, founder of Chicken Salad Chick. The grand opening was a huge success and we are proud to announce that Chicken Salad chick collected donations during their soft opening, and donated a check in the amount of 2,078.54. We are thankful for this generous donation and welcome them to the community. Thanks ladies and gentlemen for a job well done. (Seated Left to Right) Nancy Bryant, Assistant Director. Javon Daniel, Executive Director. Stacy Brown, founder of Chicken Salad Chick.
In the last week or so, students from 9 Cullman County and City Elementary Schools have participated in the Cereal Drive Sponsored by Citizens Bank and Trust and spearheaded by Loan Officer Josh Campbell. The results have been incredible. We don't have the final tally of boxes as yet, but we at Cullman Caring for Kids/United Way Food Bank sincerely appreciate each child and their parents who helped in this effort. We do know that there are well over a 1000 boxes which should last about 2 months. CCK/UW Food Bank serves over 600 families per month. Each school participating let each class bring boxes of cereal and these were collected in a central location at the school and were later picked up by CCK/UW Food Bank personnel. This Cereal Drive has been a tremendous success thanks to the Students and Citizens Bank and Trust.
Publix has recently finished their fall food drive. Each time someone went into the store to purchase food an employee asked if they wanted to help contribute. The community and Publix raised over 5 pallets of food for us. Thanks to the community and Publix our shelves will not be empty.
On September 24th, 2018 the 25th Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament was hosted by Merchants Bank at Terri Pines. Today October 30, 2018 we were honored by Merchants Bank by being one of the local charities to receive a donation from the tournament. We would like to thank Steve Glasscock and his employees for making this possible. We especially want to thank all of the golfers who participated in this tournament.
David Wiggins at East Elementary School is teaching his students how to give back to the community after the shelves in the food bank had reached an extremely low point. The children collected 1,090 pounds of food and over $800 in monetary donations. This will help our food bank feed around 200 families. Currently here at the United Way Food Bank we have started serving over 600 families a month, where last year at this time we were serving a little over 500 families. We can't thank Mr. Wiggins and especially his students for what they are doing in our community.
This is the first year for Holly Pond High School's Key Club to help with Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. Since we chose Pinwheels for Prevention one of the members felt she needed to do something, Emma-Grace Daniel lead the effort to plant a Pinwheel Garden at the school. After talking with her we helped with the pinwheels and the whole Key Club jumped right in to make it happen. It is so refreshing to see our young people taking the opportunity to help other children. Thank you to the Holly Pond H.S. Key Club and their sponsor Ms. Alldredge for their love for hurting children.
Cullman Caring for Kids staff and CASA Volunteers planted a pinwheel garden at Depot Park in honor of the 28 children who were killed by Child Abuse and/or Neglect in 2017. These are cases that have been confirmed by the State of Alabama Child Death Review Committee. This year we used the theme for "Ever Child Deserves a Happy Childhood".