You can help the hungry in the Tennessee Valley by donating cans to any of our 24 branches during Can-A-Thon Week!

Did you know that 1 in 6 people in America face hunger? According to the USDA, 17.5 million households were food insecure in 2013, and that number is only growing. A Feeding America study from 2014 found that there are almost 145,000 food insecure people living in the counties Redstone serves. In many of these counties, that equates to almost 15% of the population. This December, there is a way you can help the hungry in our community and give hope this holiday season.  

How You Can Help the Hungry in the Tennessee Valley

November 30, 2016

You can help the hungry in the Tennessee Valley by donating cans to any of our 24 branches during Can-A-Thon Week!

Did you know that 1 in 6 people in America face hunger? According to the USDA, 17.5 million households were food insecure in 2013, and that number is only growing. A Feeding America study from 2014 found that there are almost 145,000 food insecure people living in the counties Redstone serves. In many of these counties, that equates to almost 15% of the population. This December, there is a way you can help the hungry in our community and give hope this holiday season.


The USDA defines "food insecurity" as the lack of access, at times, to enough food for all household members. In 2011, households with children reported a significantly higher food insecurity rate than households without children: 20.6% vs. 12.2%.
11 Facts About Hunger, DoSomething.org


The WAFF 48 Can-A-Thon kicks off on Monday, December 5th. This is a Tennessee Valley wide event to help raise food donations for local charities and food banks. Donate non-perishable food items at any of our 24 branch locations to help end hunger in the Tennessee Valley this holiday season!


Most-needed items:

The Accounting department made the new Redstone logo as their canstruction for Can-a-Thon.


  • Canned meat or fish
  • Canned vegetables
  • Peanut butter
  • Soups, chili or stew
  • Paper products
  • Dinner kits
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Canned fruits



Can-A-Thon reaches many different counties and charities throughout our community. Look here for the full list of drop-offs points throughout the week. Counties include Colbert, Lauderdale, Franklin, DeKalb, Marshall, Jackson, Limestone, Morgan and Madison. 

Make sure to stop by The Atrium at our Wynn Drive location for the live Can-A-Thon event from 6 am to 6 pm on December 9th. We will be taking donations all day long to help those in need in our community. Can’t make it to any of the drop off points? You can make a monetary donation here to help end hunger. Every dollar donated provides almost 5 meals to those in need.

While you’re stopping by your favorite branch with your donations, make sure to check out their Canstruction! Our branches have all built amazing structures from employee donations and have them on display in branch. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in a comment below!

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