Councilman Kicks off Canned Food Drive

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

JACKSON, Tenn.- Every night there are West Tennesseans who go to bed hungry. Jackson City Councilman Ernest Brooks is trying to change that with his 5th annual 'Hunger Project.'

Thursday, Brooks kicked off the almost six-week campaign where he challenges individuals and groups to gather canned and non-perishable foods to donate to the less fortunate.

The recipient of this year's 'Hunger Project' is The Dream Center, a shelter for women and children.

"The face of homelessness has changed. It's not just older men who are homeless, but it's women, it's children and it's families," said Councilman Ernest Brooks of the Jackson City Council. "And I felt it was time to support them in the hard work that they're doing."

The campaign continues through December 14. For more information, contact Councilman Brooks at Jackson City Hall at (731) 425-8210.

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