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Story published: 11-05-2013 • Print ArticleE-mail Story to a Friend

WCQR, Second Harvest provide holiday feasts

WCQR 88.3 radio and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee will partner for the fifth year in a row to launch Project Thanksgiving, an initiative to provide entire Thanksgiving meals for 5,500 area families.

According to Second Harvest Food Bank and the most recent census data, there are 101,253 people living in poverty in Northeast Tennessee, and as many as one out of four children donít have a dependable supply of food.††

WCQR is asking individuals and businesses for gifts of $25 to sponsor a Thanksgiving feast for a family in need. Turkey with all the trimmings, beans, corn, potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, macaroni and cheese, rolls, dessert and more will be included. WCQR also will place a copy of the New Testament in each box.

Boxes are being distributed by Food Bank agencies in each of the eight counties served by Second Harvest.

Donations can be made online at wcqr.org or netfoodbank.org, or by calling the radio station at 477-5676.

For volunteer information, visit wcqr.org or netfoodbank.org, or call the food bank at 477-4053.

People needing food assistance may call the food bank at 477-4053 to be directed to an agency that can provide them with a Project Thanksgiving box.