The 2017 Leadership Grundy class chose to work with the Grundy County Food Bank on their end-of-year class service project. All proposed projects had to meet two requirements: to benefit Grundy County in some way, and to have been designed, organized, developed, and executed by Leadership Grundy class members.
The class built, sanded, stained, and painted eight tables to be used at the food bank. These provide much-needed, durable countertop space for the distribution of product to clients. A children’s table was made for the waiting area. Plans are in place to update signage, do painting, and provide a project guidebook for the food bank to use as a resource for future service groups.
Area businesses and volunteers, making the project a true community-driven effort, donated all project resources. Monteagle Builder’s Supply, Flowers Construction, L & L Hardware, Sequachee Valley Electric Co-op, DuBose Conference Center, Greeter Lumber, and Mountain T.O.P. donated building materials and supplies. In addition, volunteers Walt Racka, Benny Grimes, and Beth Myers were instrumental in the success of the project.
Grundy County Food Bank exists to provide food to individuals in need. The organization currently serves between 40 and 100 Grundy families each week. Hours are Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information, call 931-592-3631.