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Online wish list part of Bank Independent’s Helping Hands Foundation food drive 

SHEFFIELD – In a dream world, eliminating food insecurity could be wished away. In the realm we live in, that’s not possible.

What is real is hunger in the Tennessee Valley can be reduced.

Bank Independent and the Helping Hands Foundation have joined forces to fight food concerns with the 10th annual Food Share Drive. The drive aims to combat food insecurity and provide support to local organizations across the seven counties served by the bank.

“Fighting food insecurity in our local community has long been a priority for Bank Independent,” said President and CEO Macke Mauldin. “The charities we partner with provide essential assistance to families experiencing hardship.

“With the backing of our communities, these organizations can have a profound impact on improving the lives of those they support.”

The Food Share Drive runs April 29 to May 17 when community members can make monetary donations that will stay in local communities through participating partners. An Amazon Wishlist has also been set up for each partner and those items can be shipped directly to them. To give monetarily or to see the Amazon Wishlist, visit www.hhfal.org.

Resources with Amazon Wishlist links are:

  • Colbert County  – Meal Barrel
  • Franklin County Department of Human Resources
  • Lawrence county Department of Human Resources
  • Lauderdale County – The Help Center
  • Limestone County – Department of Human Resources
  • Madison County – Downtown Rescue Mission and Manna House
  • Morgan County – Neighborhood Christian Center.

“Each year we come together as a community to collect food donations for local families in need,” said Hallie Mauldin, Bank Independent Community Engagement Leader. “As little as a $5 donation can go a long way in helping our partners keep their shelves stocked with necessities.

“The money collected will be distributed through our local food bank partners, who work tirelessly to ensure that no family goes hungry.”

Bank Independent’s Helping Hands Program was founded in 2011 following the April 27 tornado outbreak. The program has since grown into the Helping Hands Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of our neighbors across the communities we serve. The foundation includes community involvement, team member volunteer initiatives, and annual share drives held throughout the year.


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