SkyLine is coordinating its fifth-annual breakfast food drive for area food pantries September 1 - October 31. Last year, and thanks in great part to you, our members and customers, we collected and distributed more than 1,800 food items and donations of $500 to food pantries across our five-county service area. In conjunction with our statewide cooperative association – the Cooperative Council of North Carolina, SkyLine and other cooperative organizations are organizing food drives again this year as part of celebrating National Cooperative Month in October. And, we have a special incentive to encourage our members/customers to join in this effort. Beginning September 1 and while supplies last, visit any SkyLine/SkyBest customer service location to pick up a “Rise & Shine to Fight Hunger” insulated tote, and we invite you to use this tote to fill it with non-perishable breakfast items for our breakfast food drive that runs through October. We welcome all sizes of packaged breakfast food, including individual servings of multipackaged items that can be included in area backpack initiatives for children. See the list of suggested non-perishable items listed below. After you drop off the items you collect in your new tote at a SkyLine/SkyBest customer service location any time now through October 31, you may keep the tote for future use, and SkyLine will deliver the items to area food pantries, including the Solid Rock Food Closet, Ashe County Sharing Center Pantries, the Hunger and Health Coalition, Reaching Avery Ministry and the Northeast Tennessee Mobile Food Pantry. Sadly, many local families struggle to keep food on the table, and numerous individuals, churches and local organizations like those listed are trying to help fill the hunger gaps that continue to exist across the region. We hope you will join us in this special effort. As a local cooperative, we are reminded that the seventh cooperative principle is “concern for community.” SkyLine takes this responsibility seriously and continues to be active in its community support and outreach efforts. For more information about the food drive, please call your local SkyLine/SkyBest Customer Service Center at 1-800-759-2226.
Suggested Non-Perishable Items:
Cream of Wheat
Fruit Juice Packs