(This article was updated March 17 to reflect the expansion of the food drive to include all types of food items.)
A Food Drive is planned by the Hiddenite Community Helpers. Collecting food items is important, said Heather Davis of the Helpers group. Due to the Coronavirus concerns, with school being closed for a period of time in Alexander County, the Helpers want to be prepared.
Hiddenite Community Helpers, in conjunction with Farm Bureau in Taylorsville, will be collecting food items such as: Vienna sausages, Spaghettios, macaroni and cheese, Beanie Weenies, canned fruits, grab-n-go snacks, juice pouches/boxes, Ramen noodles, and other unperishable food items.
Items may be dropped off at The Hiddenite Food Pantry (Mondays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or at Farm Bureau-Alexander, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.