Boone PD Launches Annual Holiday Food And Funds Drive (2018-11-28 16:06:26)

The Boone Police Department has announced its 6th Annual Holiday Food and Funds Drive.

This charity drive runs from now through Friday, January 7.

The food and funds collected will benefit the Hunger & Health Coalition in Boone.

For the past 35 years, the Hunger & Health Coalition has collected, organized and distributed food, medication, clothing and firewood to needy families in the area.

“As a member of the Boone Police Department and a volunteer with the Hunger & Health Coalition, I see first-hand the benefits of this wonderful organization. Sadly, people in our community are hurting and they struggle to make ends meet. You really understand how important the Hunger & Health Coalition is when you meet an elderly couple that would have to choose each month whether to buy their medicine or food," said Lt. Chris Hatton, Investigations Division Commander.

The Hunger & Health Coalition can buy $5 worth of food for every $1 donated. This means that a monetary gift can do more good than actual food donations. This may also be a more convenient giving option.

This year there is a bonus reason to donate... A generous member of the community has arranged for all money donated to the Hunger & Health Coalition this holiday season to be matched dollar for dollar. This means if you donate $50, the Hunger & Health Coalition will receive $100.

“This amazing, unexpected gift is a true game-changer for us. If you have ever considered giving to our organization, please do it now," said Elizabeth Young, Executive Director of Hunger & Health Coalition.

Any non-perishable food is accepted. The Hunger Coalition accepts cash, checks or online donations at

All types of donations are being accepted in the Boone Police Department lobby.

Any other organizations, groups or individuals who would like to join the efforts can contact Lieutenant Chris Hatton with the Boone Police Department at (828) 268-6942.