Food drive raises 273 pounds of goods for area food bank

January 8, 2014

Shown above is Brian Hunt, warehouse manager of the Food Bank of West Texas receiving a donation from Tyrone Amos, Sweetwater resident that put together a community food drive.

Tyrone Amos of Sweetwater recently orchestrated a community food drive at Jones Park. A total of 273 pounds of canned and dry goods was collected and donated to the Food Bank of West Texas which provides food to most homeless shelters and disaster areas.
"Our aim and purpose of the community food drive was to try and connect with those around us, to set the tone for those who have become eager to provide a sense of unity amongst ourselves and to begin to reach far and beyond any limitations that have kept us down and divided for too long. We must stand up as a community to take on the ongoing idle time that many of our children are having to take on too many times by themselves," said Amos. "Special thanks goes out to the countless members of the community that donated and participated. A big thank you to Wal-Mart, who gave a generous donation as well," he added.

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