In a year when helping our neighbors means more than ever, Sissy's Log Cabin is kicking off a food drive to increase access to healthy food during the colder months. 

The Sissy's 50th Anniversary Food Drive encourages customers and employees to give back to area food banks and pantries. The drive begins on Oct. 30 and will run through Nov. 13. 

“Too many Americans live in homes that don’t always have enough food for everyone in the family,” CEO Bill Jones says. “The social and economic impact of COVID-19 has heightened this problem, particularly in under-resourced communities. It’s our hope that this food drive will help close these gaps in our communities and aid those in need.”

Each Sissy's Log Cabin location will host its own food drive, with all donations staying in the respective communities. A raffle will take place at the conclusion of the drive and participants will receive one raffle ticket per 10 food items or $10 donated. One winner from each store will receive the Sissy's exclusive Lagos 50th Anniversary Bracelet.

Folks are asked to donate healthy, nutritious foods for the drive. A few recommendations include nonperishable foods that are high in protein such as canned or dry beans, peanut butter, canned tuna and salmon. Grains (rice, pasta and macaroni and cheese), hot and cold cereal, canned vegetable and fruit, dried fruits, 100% juice, granola bars and soups are also recommended. 

To learn more about Sissy’s Log Cabin or to find a little something sparkly to put on your Christmas list, head to SissysLogCabin.com.