A $3,000 donation from Nashville musician Chip Greene is certainly a nice tune for the Warren County Emergency Food Bank.
The donation is courtesy of the annual Chip Greene & Friends concert, which has been held for the past four years at Park Theater. Greene organizes the concerts, performs, and invites several of his fellow musicians to join him. All the performers donate their time.
According to Food Bank secretary/ treasurer Anna Griffin, the $3,000 donation is one of the largest private donations the organization receives all year. She said the donation can purchase about six months of food. The Food Bank has served over 800 families this year.
As its name suggests, our Food Bank is for emergency purposes. People apply through the UCHRA office on Locust Street and approval is based on income, size of family, and other factors. If approved, people are given a card to be used one time at the Food Bank.
“Based on their family size, we give them what we call a four-day supply, but it’s usually more than that,” said Griffin. “The card is a one-time use and people are allowed to apply every 60 days.”
In addition to monetary donations, the Food Bank also accepts donations of nonperishable food items.
Griffin said popular donations are peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, canned fruit, beans, soup, instant potatoes, rice, peas, and crackers.
“People have been bringing in a lot of food over the holidays,” she said.
The Food Bank is located at 314 Morford Street next to Exchange Furniture. Food donations are accepted three times a week during regular hours which are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 944, McMinnville, TN, 37111.