Calhoun Community College Hosts One Generation Away for Free Drive-thru Grocery Giveaway EventNovember 18, 2020
Calhoun Community College is excited to host ONE GENERATION AWAY’s free drive-thru grocery giveaway this Saturday, November 21, at 9:00 a.m. on Calhoun’s Huntsville campus, 102 Wynn Dr. NW. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis with each car receiving one cart of food as well as a turkey. This event will be held rain or shine and will last until all food is given away.
“This year has been a challenge for so many families in our community,” commented Calhoun Interim President, Dr. Joe Burke. “COVID-19 has affected everyone in more ways than one, and we are grateful to partner with ONE GENERATION AWAY to provide food to those who have fallen on hard times,” added Burke.
ONE GENERATION AWAY is based in Franklin, Tennessee, and was founded by former Pastor Chris Whitney and his wife Elaine. The organization was created with one goal in mind, and that was to remove hunger from America. During its first year of inception, the organization distributed over 400,000 pounds of food from the back of Elaine’s car. It has now grown to serve over 1.8 million Americans who need food all over middle Tennessee, as well as states that have experienced natural disasters.
According to Mark Branon, Dean of Calhoun’s Huntsville campus, members of the community will be able to participate in this event in a safe and contactless manner. Those who plan to take advantage of the free grocery give-away are asked to remain in their vehicles at all times and have your trunks open and space cleared for volunteers to place food in your vehicle. The only information you are asked to provide is how many individuals reside in your household for accountability purposes.
The Whitney’s have a passion to collaborate with like-minded organizations to help fulfill their mission. This year’s event partners include, include Calhoun Community College, Wilson Garage Door Company of Huntsville, Inc., 100 Black Men of America, Inc., Madison City Schools, Refuge Church, New Life Chapel, Four Corners Church, and Madison Assembly.
Volunteers are welcome to participate and are asked to arrive on campus at 8:00 a.m. Registration is not required.