ATLANTA — Today is a big day for 11Alive. In partnership with the Salvation Army and Publix, 11Alive's 38th annual Can-A-Thon hopes to stock the Salvation Army’s 13 metro Atlanta food pantries.
With the pandemic stretching into the holiday season, our neighbors need your help now more than ever.
Like so much else this year, the event will be a little different. Because the need is high, we’ve created many ways to support.
You can drive through and drop off canned goods at one of eight contact-less drop off sites, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or call in to 11Alive's first ever Can-A-Thon telethon where many of your 11Alive favorites will be answering the phones to help our neighbors in need. We’ll be taking calls to accept donations benefitting the Salvation Army between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
No donation is too small – give us a call at 404-885-7611 to donate to the Salvation Army today. Your generous donation will help families facing a new reality due to the pandemic across metro Atlanta put food on the table this holiday season.
We'll be tracking Can-A-Thon's progress here as we get updates from the Salvation Army
7:30 p.m. | Online giving reached $16,043. We also received cash donations that totaled $33,230! Thank you to everyone who donated!
5:00 p.m. | We now have 79,765 cans!
4:00 p.m. | We're now at 77,436 cans!
3:00 p.m. | Continuing along pretty steadily, we're now up to 76,786! We're also getting close to $20,000 in cash donations!
2:00 p.m. | We're now at 74,322 cans!
1:00 p.m. | We've now gotten up past 70,000 to 71,641 cans! We appreciate all your donations so much, and we know these will mean a lot to people who will be struggling during the holidays.
12:00 p.m. | We're up to 60,586 cans!
11:00 a.m. | We're making great progress! Past 50,000 at this hour, at 53,988 cans!
10:00 a.m. | We're now up to 32,317 cans! Keep the cans coming! We're also at nearly $14,000 in monetary donations!
9:00 a.m. | We've already started with more than 29,000 cans! The official count is at 29,206.