Safe Driving School of the Piedmont issued a can food drive challenge supporting Danville’s God’s Storehouse. The goal is to fill the trunks of the school’s driver education vehicles during the month of December 2018. Other driving schools serving the region are encouraged to participate.
To encourage donations to God’s Storehouse, new students signing up for Safe Driving School of the Piedmont’s Behind the Wheel course in the month of December receive a $15 discount if they provide four canned goods or requested items from God’s Storehouse. Former students are also encouraged to stop by with canned goods and say ‘hello’ throughout the month. Additionally, members of the community are welcomed to support the drive with their items.
“December is a hard time for many families wishing to put food on the table while providing for Christmas,” said Ricky Fugate, Owner/Instructor of Safe Driving School of the Piedmont. “This school sees many families in our local communities in need. God’s Storehouse is a proven, reliable resource for these families. They are a fantastic organization deserving of our support. I want to fill our trunks!”
God’s Storehouse currently has several high-demand, requested items. These include:
Canned meat (beef, chicken, tuna, and pork)
Deodorant (men’s and women’s)
Shampoo and soap
Breakfast cereals (small and family sized boxes)
Oatmeal packets (single serving size)
Mac & Cheese boxes
Shelf stable milk
8 oz water bottles
There are specific donation needs for children. God’s Storehouse needs additional Chef Boyardee in the 7oz pop tops, Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Crackers in 1.5oz bags, and Whitehouse Applesauce in 4 oz cups.
More than 19,000 people in Danville and Pittsylvania County live on incomes below the federal poverty line. In addition, more than 6,500 people have incomes slightly above the federal poverty line and are unable to qualify for federal/state assistance programs. God’s Storehouse is able to serve the needs of these groups, ensuring people can always feed their families. Learn more at www.godsstorehouse.org/how-to-help/donate-food.html
Safe Driving School of the Piedmont is an premier driver education and training school serving greater southside Virginia, including Danville, Halifax County, Henry County, and Pittsylvania County. The school provides students with new and remediation driving courses, behind the wheel driver training, and escort driving classes. Long-term driver safety, especially after its students have earned their driver’s license, is the school’s ongoing educational focus.