Lees-McRae to kick off canned food drive at basketball games on November 19

November 17, 2014

From Monday, November 17 through Friday, December 5, Lees-McRae will host a canned food drive to benefit Feeding Avery Families. As a kick off to the drive, on Wednesday, November 19, community members can bring two canned goods as the entry fee to the men’s and women’s basketball games against Southern Wesleyan University. The women’s game begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m. The games will be played in the Williams Physical Education Center on Hickory Nut Gap Road.

If you can’t make it to the games, please bring donations to the Student Development Office located in the Cannon Student Center. Preferred non-perishable items for donation include: Canned meats (beef, chicken, tuna), Peanut butter (plastic jars only, please), Dried/Canned Beans (pork & beans, pinto, kidney, black), Hearty Soup (pop-top cans preferred), Meals in a Box or Can (beef stew, chili, mac & cheese), Canned Fruits (fruit cocktail, raisins, apple sauce), Canned Vegetables (green beans, carrots, corn), Cereals and Grains (rice, pasta, cereal in a box or bag), Fruit and Vegetable Juice (100% juice preferred) and Dry Milk (instant non-fat).

100% of all contributions on behalf of Feeding Avery Families go directly to Avery County families in need. Feeding Avery Families provided 60% of the food assistance in Avery County in 2012 and distributes approximately 500 boxes of food reaching more than 1000 individuals each month. 

Media Contact:

Nina Mastandrea  |  Content Manager
Tel: 828.898.8729  |  Email: mastandrean@lmc.edu