More than 250 families were given bags of canned goods and a turkey this Thanksgiving season, thanks to the help of the Tackle Hunger program. Students from North Cobb High School, North Cobb Christian School, McCall Primary School and Acworth Intermediate School all held canned food drives to support the efforts.

The Acworth Business Association donated money and the First Annual Acworth Turkey Chase 5K Fun Run also provided funds to purchase more than 200 turkeys to be delivered to homes right here in Acworth.

A new record for the Tackle Hunger program was set this year as more than 13,000 canned goods were received, most were delivered to the Acworth Housing Authority by volunteers from North Cobb High School and NorthStar Church. Other families in the area were recipients of the nonperishable goods as well.

For more information or to be involved in the program next year, please email Peter Jezerinac at pjezerinac@acworth.org.

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