Crye-Leike, Realtors Sponsors 4th Annual Food Drive in Smyrna to Help the Needy

Smyrna, Tenn. – The Smyrna branch office of Crye-Leike, Realtors is sponsoring its Fourth Annual Food Drive on December 9, 2004, to benefit the Smyrna-LaVergne Food Bank.

The public is invited to help those in need by bringing non-perishable food items to the Crye-Leike Smyrna branch office, located at 599 Sam Ridley Parkway West.

Convenient drive through is available on December 9th in Crye-Leike’s parking lot from 6:30 am to 8:30 am and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Additionally, to boost donations, Crye-Leike will accept non-perishable food items now and up to the day of the event, says Event Chairman Kendra Cooke, a Crye-Leike sales associate and broker.

“The number of families in need has increased so much this year,” said Denise Esker, director of the Food Bank in Smyrna who reports an increase of over 100 clients a month from last year.

The Food Bank accepts more than food items, noted Esker.  It also accepts hygiene items, money and many other miscellaneous items.

The Smyrna-LaVergne Food Bank is a non-profit agency funded by United Way, private individuals and organizations, along with several area churches.  Organized in 1983 to feed the needy at the military base in Smyrna, the Food Bank has since grown to serve all qualified applicants and their families of North Rutherford County. It served over 4,000 grocery carts of food last year

Crye-Leike (, a full service real estate company for 27 years, is the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South.

For more information on Crye-Leike, Realtors’ Smyrna-LaVergne Food Drive, contact event chairman Kendra Cooke of Crye-Leike, Realtors in Smyrna at (615) 220-1300 or Denise Esker of Smyrna-LaVergne Food Bank at (615) 355-0697.