Starting Monday, October 11, the Texas Inn will be collecting non-perishable food donations for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank for the next 86 days.
“The term ’86’ is restaurant slang which means an item is no longer available or out of stock – and that’s exactly what we want to do with hunger in Lynchburg,” owner Dave Saunders said in A press release. âWe have been proud to have been part of our community for 86 years and we want to continue to give back to the city we have lived in for so long. We hope everyone will support food insecure families in Lynchburg by donating non-perishable items to our food drive.
Non-perishable items include canned soups, canned vegetables, cereals, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, canned macaroni and cheese, pasta, rice, canned tuna and chicken, paper products, baby food, infant formula, diapers, soap, feminine products and toothbrushes.
Items in glass containers should be avoided. Donation boxes will be placed at the two Texas Inn locations, Cornerstone and downtown Lynchburg.
These items will be collected for food insecure families and will be donated to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank on January 5th.
âWe are pleased to partner with The Texas Inn to make an active and meaningful contribution to ending hunger in Lynchburg,â said Colleen Berger, volunteer and food drive coordinator at the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. positively affect children, seniors and families at risk of hunger in our community, especially during the holiday season when our needs are even greater. “