Recognizing that the need to support local initiatives to minimize food insecurity is greater than ever with the added stresses of COVID-19, SkyLine is continuing its annual breakfast food drive for area food pantries. Now in its seventh year, and now through October 31, our “Rise & Shine” food drive will accept donations of non-perishable breakfast items at our five Customer Center locations, and we’re providing a contact-free way with a new “Rise & Shine” display area for customers to pick up their complimentary shopping tote and later drop off the items they purchase.
While supplies last, all SkyLine/SkyBest customer service centers will have totes available for pick-up inside the entryways to our facilities in Boone, Sparta and the West Jefferson Call Center. At our Banner Elk and West Jefferson Smart Home locations, the totes will be available just inside each building’s front entrance. Food items also will be received in those same locations – just place the grocery items in the special bin provided. We welcome all sizes of packaged breakfast food, including individually-sealed cereals, oatmeal and fruit items that can be included in area backpack initia tives for children. See list of suggested non-perishable items below. As our thank-you, please keep the tote for future use.
As a local cooperative, we are reminded that the seventh cooperative principle is “concern for community.” For more information about the food drive, please call your local SkyLine/SkyBest Customer Service Center at 118. Thank you!
Cream of Wheat
Fruit Juice Packs
Canned or Dried Fruits
Items will benefit: Solid Rock Food Closet, Ashe Outreach Ministries, Hunger and Health Coalition, Reaching Avery Ministry and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee Mobile Food Pantry.