***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
DATE: December 24, 2016
Nolensville Food Pantry
1668 Sunset Road
Brentwood, TN 37027
Director of Public Relations
Round Up for Nolensville, Inc.
PO Box 1011 I Nolensville, TN 37135
Round Up for Nolensville to Deliver over 130 Boxes of Food on Christmas Eve
NOLENSVILLE, Tenn. (December 24, 2016) – Nonprofit Round Up for Nolensville, founded by Vertava Health Director of Alumni Amber Mohr, will deliver an expected 130 boxes of food and household and hygiene items to the Nolensville Food Pantry this morning from 10-11:30am CST as a result of their Reverse Advent Calendar project.
“I cannot thank our sponsor Nolensville Market Square and the people of Nolensville enough,” says Mohr. “We have a need in this community, and its citizens have really stepped up to the plate to make sure no one goes without food or essential household and hygiene items this Christmas. This is not your ordinary canned food drive. I intentionally sat down with Debbie Noland who runs our local food pantry to find out what 24 items they needed the most. We came up with two Reverse Advent Calendars with an item listed for each of the 24 days of Advent. One calendar was specifically food items, and you’ll notice the only canned item listed is canned meat. The other calendar was specifically household and personal hygiene items.”
Snyder Entertainment will be setting up speakers and Christmas music for the event, organized by Mohr. Round Up for Nolensville and the Nolensville Food Pantry have managed to get over 30 families adopted for Christmas this year. Mohr says the families are very poor, some with disabilities and special needs, who would not have a Christmas at all without the generosity of others.
“Thanks to Vertava Health CEO Brent Clements’ generosity, we were able to take care of an entire family, plus three other members from two other families,” says Mohr.
“Round Up for Nolensville purchased 150 boxes through a generous sponsorship from Nolensville Market Square and we hoped to distribute 50-100 boxes this first year,” says Mohr. “We distributed 130 boxes that will all come back filled with specific food and household items that are always in high demand at the pantry.”
Several members of the Round Up for Nolensville Board will be at the event, and Santa Claus himself is expected to attend. All members of any community are welcome to come out and bring food and/or household items even if they didn’t get a box and participate in the project specifically.
Those wishing to donate can contact Amber Mohr directly at [email protected] or 615.579.2269.
If you are a member of the media and would like to attend the event or schedule an interview with Amber Mohr, please contact Director of Public Relations Brian Sullivan at [email protected] or 901.949.7926.
ABOUT ROUND UP FOR NOLENSVILLE, INC.:
Round Up for Nolensville provides the opportunity for everyone at every level of income to BE THE CHANGE! Support the local Nolensville businesses and round up your purchases to the whole dollar knowing that your pocket change is just the change needed to make an incredible impact in lives of our neighbors all around us. Round Up for Nolensville strives to improve the quality of life for those who need it most in and around the town of Nolensville. We serve all residents living within the 37135 zip code by providing food (in partnership with the Nolensville Food Pantry), clothing, medical expenses, housing and transportation assistance, school and career necessities, etc.