Stone Mountain non-profit FODAC has been designated as an official collection site for the 2013 11Alive Can-A-Thon, now through Thursday, Dec. 5.
Donors are invited to bring canned goods and other non-perishable food items to FODAC’s corporate offices at 4900 Lewis Road in Stone Mountain during normal operating hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
Donated food items can include:
- Pop-top cans: These are easier for individuals who do not have stable housing equipped with kitchen utensils.
- Canned meats: Canned ham, tuna or corned beef can be the staple of a healthy meal.
- Canned fruits: Food banks are often short on these items, which can often serve as dessert after a meal and appeal to children.
- Canned vegetables: Green vegetables are always good for pregnant mothers and children. Vegetables without salt are very useful for those with diabetes.
- Dry goods (rice, pasta, cereal, corn meal, stuffing mix, etc): These items help to supplement the meals.
All proceeds from this year’s Can-A-Thon will benefit The Salvation Army. Families who come to The Salvation Army for assistance pay nothing for their food. The Salvation Army is active in Georgia communities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, meeting the needs and doing the most good in local neighborhoods. The organization continues to support and nourish people all over Georgia.
Can-A-Thon donors at FODAC are also encouraged at the same time to drop off any gently-used medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, crutches or shower benches. FODAC takes donated medical equipment, refurbishes it and then donates it into the disabled community, at little or no cost to the recipient.