Outside of Knoxville is a small town called Loudon County. Loudon does not offer many services dedicated to helping those in need and due to the lack of jobs in the area local Charity organizations are no longer able to help. Many of the residents are on a fixed income and are having a hard time making ends meet until their checks come in at the beginning of the next month.
Enter the newly founded Cause of ‘2 Extra Cans’. With this new program struggling families are chosen or ‘adopted’. Participant donors in the program will buy 2 extra cans of food (or other items) during each of their routine shopping trips. At the end of the month all extra purchases are brought together and sent out to the chosen families.
2 Extra Cans writes on their Facebook page “I know that if we could all do just a little, it could help a lot! It won’t take a lot of time or money, and I will be happy to pick up the food if you are not able to come. Also, in doing this, you would know where your contribution is going and that your chosen person or family is receiving their food.”
A local self-storage facility, Papermill Self-Storage has volunteered to be a drop off location for Knoxville. If you live in the Knoxville area and would like to donate food to help kick off 2 Extra Cans, visit them at 3980 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37909.
2 Extra Cans was started earlier this year and is already getting Media attention from radio stations and is scheduled for a spot on Volunteer TV Chanel 8 News later this month. If you would like more information on how you can participate or know a family in need, visit 2 Extra Cans on Facebook or call 865-775-3471.
2 Extra Cans next meeting will be March 26th from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Rimitive Baptist Church, 507 Bon Street Lenoir City, TN 37771.