SNELLVILLE – During the past three years, Give Hunger the Boot has helped raise more than $10,000 in food and financial donations for the Southeast Gwinnett Food Co-Operative.
Created by Snellville Council Member Dave Emanuel and his wife Kathy, Give Hunger the Boot, which serves the area’s needy, has worked primarily through promotions involving Snellville area businesses.
That’s about to change - in a big way.
Grayson Mayor Allison Wilkerson and the Grayson City Council and staff have challenged the City of Snellville to a donation-raising contest.
“I was thinking about ways to raise canned and dried food donations for the Co-Op and I thought, ‘Why not a good old-fashioned challenge?’” Wilkerson said. “Snellville has the Give Hunger the Boot program and that’s perfect, so let’s see which city can give hunger the biggest boot.”
Snellville Council Member Emanuel welcomed the challenge.
“Mayor Wilkerson has come up with a great idea that’s a win for everybody,” he said. “The Co-Op will receive a huge increase in donations at a time when they’re needed most and win or lose, both Snellville and Grayson will have helped a great local cause.
The Co-Op does an outstanding job helping families in the Snellville, Grayson and Loganville area Give Hunger the Boot.”