Local residents may be a part of the sixth annual Reason for the Season Food Drive just by dropping off canned goods to one of eight area schools.
The annual food drive to benefit Matthew 25:40, the Salvation Army and the Dyersburg/Dyer County Union Mission is now under way. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 1 at Dyersburg Primary School, Dyersburg Intermediate School, Dyersburg Middle School, Fifth Consolidated Elementary School, Finley Elementary School, Newbern Elementary School, Three Oaks Middle School and Trimble Elementary School.
Much-needed items include canned fruits and vegetables, juices and soups, but other non-perishable staples like cereal, pasta and peanut butter are also suggested. Those participating may also bring toiletries like shampoo, toothpaste and soap.
Volunteers will pick up collections Thursday, Dec. 6 and Friday, Dec. 7. The items will be delivered directly to these organizations.