However, the fund to pay for the food items is still short a little more than $4,000 of the $24,000 goal. The donations since Wednesday are $2,498 to bring the total to $19,739.45.
The boxes were given out Saturday at the Tri-State Warehouse. The boxes include potatoes, baking hens, bread, candy and other staple items that can be used in multiple meals during the holiday.
Donations will continue to be accepted through the end of the year.
Donations have been received this week from David and Virginia Rollins, $50; N.C. and Betty Cartwright, $100; David and Ellen Smith, $500; in memory of Randall Fisher by Judith Fisher, $500; Elbert and Alma Schrader, $30; Robert and Nancy O’Bannon, $30; GB and Marjorie Lee, $30; E. Conrad and Nancy Duke, $75; MainStreet Cruisers, $100; Northside Presbyterian Church, $500; D.L. Cox and Stacey Cox, $50; Ruth C. Cartwright, $100; in memory of Randall Fisher by Timothy and Mary Mabe, in honor of our children by Harold and Majorie Wofford, $100; anonymous, $50; and Johnadn Judith Toland, $310.
All money collected is used for the baskets. The William Hall Rodgers Basket Fund is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.
Donations to the fund can be sent to First Tennessee Bank, P.O. Box 4880, Cleveland, TN 37320-48880 or dropped off at First Tennessee Bank on Raider Drive. Donations may also be given at Cooke’s Food Store and Mrs. Winner’s.