Hixson's TitleMax is partnering with the Chattanooga Area Food Bank to help restock the food bank's shelves. Local citizens can stop by TitleMax through April 22 to drop nonperishable food items in a barrel.
"We need people to donate canned vegetables, fruit, tuna and salmon," said Chattanooga Area Food Bank president Claire Sawyer, adding that supplies are running low. "The food bank also needs peanut butter, oatmeal, grits, rice and noodles."
Those who drop off at least two food items can enter for the chance to win a large Easter basket full of candy, which will be given away April 22 at 4 p.m.
"Hixson has been so good to us and we want to be good to them," said said Hixson TitleMax assistant manager Jonathan Roberson. "It's a good opportunity to give back to the community by donating canned goods to the food bank."
• Hixson's TitleMax is at 5221 Hwy. 153. To learn more about the food drive call TitleMax at 875-8030.
• Chattanooga Area Food Bank, at 2009 Curtain Pole Road in Chattanooga, can be reached at 622-1800. To learn more visit the organization's website.
He said the 9 percent unemployment rate reflects that citizens need to donate canned food for people without jobs.
"We hope to fill the barrel up for the food bank," said Hixson's TitleMax store manager Adam Hester. "We are a family-oriented business. We want to be involved professionally and personally with the community. We welcome anyone to call us if they need help raising money in the community. We would be willing to do car washes for ball teams."