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Family to Family Food Drive : Day 7 of 13 Days of Giving
Family to Family Food Drive : Day 7 of 13 Days of Giving


One of the most well known holiday songs states, "It's the most wonderful time of the year," and it is for some families.  But for others this holiday season has been reduced to one simple choice - food and shelter, or gifts for their families. 

This year the First Sergeants at Robins Air Force Base have identified seventy-five military families, including approximately two-hundred children, who don't have enough resources to provide food and gifts for their families. 

You can help by donating canned goods (see list below) or make a monetary donation which will help purchase turkeys, hams, and other perishable items. 

Last year, our community made an impact on these families by donating over 5,000 pounds of food and $2,500 - an outstanding contribution.  Your donations allowed them to feed 142 Families, 364 children (newborn to 17 years old) food - 100 lbs to each household, and provided all the families with food for an extra six weeks!

We need your help again to make this holiday season brighter for these Airmen and their families.

All donations can be dropped off at the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce.  The Chamber is accepting donations through Thursday, Dec. 9.  All donations received by 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9 will be taken to Robins Air Force Base for the special holiday boxes.  Checks should be made out to the 116th Air Control Wing. 

                                      Non Perishable Foods: (Can or Jar)

Green Bea            English Pease                     Butter Beans                Lima Beans          
Peas                        Corn                               Tomatoes                       Jelly
Salmon                 Pasta Sauce                      Peanut Butter                   Tuna
Fruit Juices            Mayonnaise                      Chicken Broth                  Soup Mix
Evaporated Milk       Pears                             Fruit Cocktail                  Shortening
Mustartd              Spaghetti Sauce                 Apple Sauce                     Syrup

                                     Non Perishable Foods: (Box or Bag)
Macaroni              Spaghetti                            Corn Meal                            Rice
Flour                   Cake Mix                          Icing for Cake                          Grits
Dry Cereal              Sugar                                Dry Peas                      Cornbread Mix
Coffee                  Kool-Aid                                 Tea                               Oatmeal
Pancake Mix            Jello                                   Noodles                       Black Eye Peas
Cookies               Popcorn                               Potatoes                             Pecans
Walnuts              Coconut                            Cheesecake Mix                 Marshmallows


We cannot give away expired food, even if we think it's still good. Please check expiration dates.

For more information, call the Macon Chamber of Commerce at 478-621-2000.

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