Tyler, Texas — Brookshires, Super-1-Foods and Fresh have kicked off their "Spirit of Christmas" food drive. All stores will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items starting November 14 to December 19.
Brookshire's has teamed up with the local Tyer Rose-City Kiwanis Club. They will collect food and deliver them straight to the doors of families before Christmas.
Sam Anderson, Brook shires Community Manager says, "The goal is to feed 14,000 families with a weeks worth of groceries before Christmas."
BGC started its first food drive in 1982 in Tyler, Texas, with the Tyler-Rose City Kiwanis Club. Some 90 families received assistance that year. Last year some 500,000 pounds of food were collected and donated to more than 14,000 families in nearly 120 cities and towns in BGC’s tri-state market area. Altogether in 2011, BGC donated more than 16,000 free hen coupons and 20,000 food drive boxes for the food drive.
The food drive is the company’s largest annual community service project.