GraceWorks Food Drive

March 28, 2017 all-day
Mr. Welch

Drive Away Hunger Challenge for Graceworks

The Elementary and Middle schools in Franklin Special School District and Williamson County will have a food drive March 28 – April 14. This drive will benefit the GraceWorks Food Pantry. Students are encouraged to bring the following items to school for the food drive: Ramen noodles, granola bars, peanut butter crackers, cheese crackers, fruit snacks/raisins, mac and cheese microwavable bowls and ravioli/spaghetti microwavable bowls. All food should be individual sized portions.

Cash/check donations are very helpful to GraceWorks, particularly for the Fuel Bag program. GraceWorks is able to use these funds to purchase food for pennies on the dollar. Financial support of the pantry also allows them to purchase food they rarely receive, i.e. shelf stable milk and fruit.  All donations collected with this event go directly to the food pantry and the fuel bag program. All checks should be made out to “GraceWorks” with the name of the school in the notes section.  Checks may be given to your child’s homeroom teacher.

There will be two grand prizes awarded. The school that collects the highest number of pounds and the school with the highest average pounds per student will each receive $1,250. Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group is sponsoring this contest. The details for the contest can be found at

There will be several boxes in each grade level hallway and in the foyer of Poplar Grove Elementary and Middle School where food can be dropped off. If you have any questions about the food drive you can contact Keith Welch (Middle School Counselor) at 615-472-3993 or Whitney Chambers-Woods (Elementary School Counselor) at 615-472-3995.

We appreciate your help in serving our community!