Over the last few weeks, the state of Alabama has come to understand the risks associated with the coronavirus known as COVID-19.
Over 88,000 people in Alabama alone have filed for unemployment in the last two weeks. Many don’t know how they will pay their rent bill or be able to buy groceries.
We saw the need like never before when the Wiregrass Area Food Bank held a mobile food pantry on March 24. Over two thousand cars lined up seeking assistance. The line to the food bank stretched all the way on to Ross Clark Circle.
The story got our attention. We saw a much greater need and that’s what has led us to start the WTVY #OneWiregrass Food Drive.
We don’t actually want your food. We learned through many food drives that your monetary donations will go much further in feeding the Wiregrass than asking for your food donations.
That’s why we are teaming up with the Wiregrass Area Food Bank for the entire month of April to collect monetary donations to help feed our community.
Our goal is to raise $150,000 over the month through your donations and the donations of businesses and organizations in our community.