The Business Cares for We Care annual food drive was a resounding success, with more than 2265 pounds of food, cleaning supplies and paper products collected on Saturday, November 14.
Volunteers from Chapin area businesses, the Chamber of Commerce and dancers from the Chapin Middle School Dance Teams manned the entrances at the Chapin Food Lion and Bi-Lo grocery stores for four hours to create awareness for the food pantry’s needs. The Food Lion team collected over 800 pounds of canned goods, non-perishables, dish detergent and paper products. The Bi-Lo team, which included Chapin Mayor Skip Wilson, took top honors with more than 1400 pounds collected.
“Overall, it was a great day. This is one of our major food drives, and we rely heavily on it to stock our pantry,” said We Care Executive Director Jeff McCormack. “May God bless the Chamber and its Small Business Networking Group for organizing this annual contest to help We Care!”