The basket fund has a goal of $28,000 to fill more than 1,100 boxes with food staples for needy families during the holidays.
The basket fund depends exclusively on the volunteer donations. It is a 501(c)(3) charity.
Since the 1920s, local residents have been helping their neighbors through the hard times. No one should go hungry.
Donating this week were in honor of Don Ervin, $500; in memory of Melissa Jones from Dan and Katie Leamon, $250; Lamas and Edna Swafford, $55; Louise Huskey, $25; anonymous, $100; anonymous, $60; in memory of Liz Mocko, $75; Bob and Joyce Dantzler, $50; Karen and Glen Leach, $25; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Thompson, $400; in memory of Randall Fisher, $500; W.W. and Joyce Johnson, $200; Don and Lila Lorton, $200; and Keith and Cathy Barrett, $100.
Donations may be mailed to First Tennessee Bank, P.O. Box 4880, Cleveland TN 37320-4880 or dropped off at First Tennessee Bank at 3870 Keith St.