Sumner County Food Bank Press Release

Sumner County Food Bank
PHOTO: HolidayFest Board Members: Kevin Jones, Lynda Evjen, Jim Dowdy of Sumner Food Bank, Larry Phillips, Beverly Cannon Jones, Erin Gannaway, Irene Calderon

 HolidayFest Events Partner with Sumner County Food Bank

November 10, 2017…Hendersonville, TN.  Every year during the months of November. to Jan, the Sumner Food Bank is in dire need of more food than ever.  This year for the third year, Holidayfest Board announced that the HolidayFest events which benefit local charities, will ask ticket holders to all bring canned goods to each event.  Every sponsor of Holidayfest and Holidayfest events sponsors will have donation Boxes placed at their Business locations “We are very excited to help the Food Bank during the holidays and as a Sponsor of Holidayfest, we are planning to have an in-house competition with our employees in filling our donation boxes” said Anita Martin, Human Resources Manager at Windham Professionals.

“Kathleen Hawkins and Kim Myers will have boxes placed at Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce, and Gallatin Chamber of Commerce and we will also put them at City Hall in Hendersonville and in City Hall in Gallatin.  These locations will help the public have easy access to make donations all during the season” said Larry Phillips, President of Holidayfest.

Derek Kimbro, CEO of Kimbo Air, a Gold sponsor of HolidayFest, said “Every year, HolidayFest makes a big difference in our community and by asking all ticket holders to bring canned goods to the events will really make a difference.  We are proud to be a supporter of the efforts of HolidayFest to help our charities.”   Noreen Gibbons, a friend Sponsor of Holidayfest said “This partnership with Sumner Food Bank will help bring more attention to the real need we have in Sumner County and our employees are excited about all these events to help our community.”

Mr. James Downy of Sumner Food Bank said “The Food Donation Boxes will be delivered to the following Sponsors locations and the Sumner Food Bank will make scheduled pickups of the boxes during these critical months.  The public is encouraged to start dropping food at any of these locations starting next week and to deliver all the way until Jan. 2018.


Sponsor locations for the public to use for donations include the following:

Windham Professionals
150 Saundersville Rd
Hendersonville, TN 37075   ​
Contact is Anita Martin
800.969.0059 x 7110

Kimbro Air 
134 Volunteer Dr
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Attn: Kim Vega

U.S. Pest Protection
49 Industrial Park Dr.
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Contact:  Heather Collins

Xtend Health
90 Volunteer Dr.
Hendersonville, Tn. 37075
Attn: Brandi Phillips

Parks Reality
305-B Indian Lake Blvd, Suite 220
Hendersonville, TN  37075
Contact:  Beverly Cannon Jones

Ultimate Party Store
246 W Main St
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Attn:  Michelle Fuqua

Rocky McElhaney Law Firm
475 Saundersville Rd. Ste. 100
Hendersonville, Tn. 37075
Att: Melissa Broz

Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club 
550 Johnny Cash Pkwy
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Attn: Joel
615.824.6528 x 224

Liberty Party Rental  
Party Equipment Rental Service
1045 Lavern Cir,
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Attn: Terri Tenut

City of Hendersonville
101 Maple Dr. North
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Attn: Kay Franklin

City of Gallatin
132 West Main St.
Gallatin, TN  37066
Contact:  Angela Burnside

Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce
100 Country Club Dr # 104
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Attn: Kathleen Hawkins

Gallatin Chamber of Commerce
118 W Main St
Gallatin, TN 37066
Attn:  Kim Meyers

Western Reflections
261 Commerce Way
Gallatin, TN  37066
Attn:  Diane Spuhler

Middle Tennessee Audiology
166 B East Main St.
Hendersonville, TN  37075
Attn:  Noreen Gibbons

UPS Store
170 E. Main St.
Hendersonville, TN  37075
Contact:  JJ Von Kossel

Rainbow Day Care of Hendersonville
541 E Main St
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Contact:  Brenda Sevigny
(615) 991-3145

Once Upon a Time by Amy
1050 Glenbrook Way #440
Hendersonville , TN 37075
Attn: Amy Sparks

305 Indian Lake Blvd.
Hendersonville, Tn. 37075
Attn Linda Kingsbury

Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center
1017 Antebellum Circle
Hendersonville, Tn. 37075
Attn: Cheryl Strichik

Southeastern Building Corporation
The Baber House at Kennesaw Farms
1000 Kennesaw Blvd
Gallatin, TN 37066
Attn: Heather Hargrove
Office: 615-824-2500 Fax: 615-824-2044

 About HolidayFest
HolidayFest is a nonprofit organization that presents an annual festival which brings together the entire community – its people, businesses, government, the arts, and service organizations – to celebrate the spirit of the season and to benefit many local charities as well. Officially launched in 2006, HolidayFest builds on 9 years of bringing Holiday spirit to the community with events to establish a true tradition for our community. Sumner County plays host to thousands of visitors during these festivities. Visitors to Sumner County enjoy an abundance of entertainment, shops, restaurants, light displays, and holiday cheer.