On August 2, Chief Ranger Randy Scoggins of the Big South Fork NRRA delivered the food to Nicola Young a representative of the Pickett County Food Bank. (Courtesy: NPS)
ONEIDA, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Park employees at Big South Fork donated more than 220 pounds of food and other needed items to help east Tennessee families in need, the National Park Service announced.
It was all part of the Feds Feed Families Food Drive 2012 campaign, a national effort that began in 2009 and meant to help food pantries make it through the summer months when donations are typically down. Park officials said during the summer many kids go without meals due to the loss of in-school breakfast and lunch programs.
This year, the Pickett Co. Food Bank in Byrdstown was selected to receive all the food that was collected, which was delivered to the pantry by Chief Ranger Randy Scroggins earlier this month.