Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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April 11, 2014

Hunt to Can Hunger Event Set to Hold 12,000 Easter Egg Hung Designed to Collect 2,000 Pounds of Food

Chattanooga, TN – Dynamic Church is partnering with The Chattanooga Area YMCA for the second straight year to help meet the need of filling The Salvation Army's pantry with non-perishable food items while providing an Easter Festival filled with fun for the entire family. Last years event resulted in a Chattanooga record 1,800 pounds of food being donated directly to the Chattanooga Salvation Army. The goal of this years "Hunt to Can Hunger" event is to set a new record 2,000 pounds of food for those in our community affected by hunger.

The event starts at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 18th at the Hamilton YMCA on Shallowford Road. There will be activities for all age groups, including egg hunts and a bouncy house. The egg hunts starting at 5:30 p.m. will include 12,000 Easter eggs for children to collect. There will also be a special appearance by the Easter Bunny for photos and fun. Festival activities provide fun for the children between egg hunts. You can pre-register your child for their egg hunt online at HuntToCanHunger.com

Non-perishable food items as well as monetary donations to help meet the goal will be accepted on site. The food pantry is especially low on canned meats and breakfast items (cereal, bars, grits, oatmeal). Food items will be accepted in advance at The Hamilton Family YMCA or you can make a financial donation online at HuntToCanHunger.com.

Come out to the Hamilton YMCA on Friday, April 18th and join us for a fun-filled evening with your family and help us Hunt to Can Hunger.

For more information on the event, visit HuntToCanHunger.com.

Dynamic Church invites you to celebrate Easter with them during their 10 am worship experience on Sunday, April 20th at the Hamilton Family YMCA.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.

For more information, go to SalvationArmyUSA.org