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Can-A-Thon across metro Atlanta #iCan

11Alive and Salvation Army are hosting one of the largest canned food drives. Here's how you can get involved.

Join 11Alive and the Salvation Army for a tradition going on its 36th year -- Can-A-Thon! Today, November 30 your favorite anchors and 11Alive personalities will be at collection sites across metro Atlanta, taking in your canned goods for neighbors in need.

If you can't make it to drop off cans, you can DONATE MONEY, HERE.

Food insecurity is an issue in the United States, and Georgia is not immune. One in four children in metro Atlanta lives in a home that's food insecure. Parents struggle to feed their families, and rely on the help of the Salvation Army's food pantry to get by. 

11Alive and the Salvation Army want to help decrease those numbers and change lives in our community. 

Join us at one of four locations across metro Atlanta to make a difference this holiday season. Canned goods collected from the drive will stay local to help families in need.

Here's where you can drop off canned goods on Friday, Nov. 30

Atlantic Station (ATLANTA)
Address: 1380 Atlantic Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30363
5am - 2pm

Cumberland Mall (COBB COUNTY)
2860 Cumberland Mall SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
5am - 1pm

Infinite Energy Center (GWINNETT COUNTY)
6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Duluth, GA 30097
5am - 1pm

Coosa Valley Fairgrounds (FLOYD COUNTY)
1400 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Rome, GA 30161

What type of items do we need?

Non-perishable food items, canned goods (vegetables, soups, meats, sauces, fruits), dry goods (pasta, beans, oatmeal, grits, crackers, cereal), baby formula and baby food.

Keep up with our Can-A-Thon social media coverage by searching #iCan across social media or by refreshing this page.

7 p.m. - More than 211,000 cans were collecting! Thank you! Here's a wrap-up.

1:06 p.m. - We're at 190K+ cans. Who rocks? You rock. 

12:20 p.m. - *Baby voice* "look at the cute little baby."

12:17 p.m. - 167,000+ cans. Let's keep this momentum going.

12:15 p.m. - We love to see Ron Jones groove it out. 

12:07 p.m. - Focus and dedication. 

11:38 a.m. - Every can counts! Thank you kiddos!

11:35 a.m. - Wow! We are doing so well.

11:30 a.m. - 2,000 pounds of food. Now, that's a lot. 

10:50 a.m.- It's a big polar bear with a whole lot of cans! 

10:42 a.m. - New Hope is singing sanging! 

10:10 a.m. - Whoa! 87,000 cans. Let's do it people! 

9:55 a.m. - When I say it's all about the cans...it is all about the cans *whispers* and donations!

9:51 a.m. - 63,000 cans! Wow, continue to show up and show out for Can-A-Thon! 

8:57 a.m. - Have you ever seen a horse deliver cans? Well you have now. 

8:50 a.m. - Even Izzy stepped into our CANagram frame.

8:46 a.m. - Every donation makes a difference.

8:43 a.m. - Thank you Mitch for your donations. 

8:05 a.m. - You know what they say about teamwork. 

7:53 a.m. - A little windy and a whole lot of festive!

7:46 a.m. - Fill the bins! Fill the bins! 

7:44 a.m. - The line just keeps growing and growing! 

7:42 a.m. - The shirts say it all! #ICan

7:39 a.m. - WOW! 22,090  cans collected so far. Let's keep going!

7:00 a.m. - Pose for the gram...the CANagram!

6:58 a.m. - It takes a village! 

6:55 a.m. - We should all aim to jump with this type of joy. We see you Shiba! 

6:53 a.m. - Do you want to be greeted with cheers? Well bring some cans!

6:51 a.m. - What's better than Christmas tunes and Can-A-Thon? Nothing. 

6:48 a.m. - The men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. are all about helping families in need within their communities. 

6:45 a.m. - Mz. Shyneka is showing her support for Can-A-Thon!

6:42 a.m. - Can-A-Thon is all about helping families in need. 

6:40 a.m. - Oh we are living for Can-A-Thon behind the scenes as well.

6:37 a.m. - Tapp Middle School has cans upon cans!

6:35 a.m. - P. Willie is at Atlantic Station!

6:32 a.m. - Awww look at the little ones. 

6:28 a.m. - Is it Santa or is it Crash dressing up as Santa? The world may never know, but bring your cans! 

6:26 a.m. - Umbrella's were made for days like this. The show must go on!

6:21 a.m. - Christie says she is in it to win it!

6:18 a.m. - Say cheese for the CANagram! 

6:10 a.m. - The wheels on the bus sing can-a thon, can-a-thon, can-a-thon! A busload of cans arrive at Cumberland Mall. 

6:06 a.m. - Izzy is in the house. Well he is outside of the house, but you get the point. Bring. Your. Cans.

5:59 a.m. - Every can helps!

5:44 a.m.- There is no way a little rain is going to hold Shiba and Chesley down. See what they're doing at Atlantic Station. 

5:43 a.m. - How can you get free tickets to see the Medieval Times show? Drop off some cans of course! Learn more below. 

5:38 a.m. - What can you do to donate? Don't worry Liza has you covered with that information. 

5:35 a.m. - Echo is that you?! Echo the Falcon is up early at the Gwinnett Infinite Energy Center. 

5:32 a.m. - The barrels are set up and ready to be filled at Coosa Valley Fairgounds.

5:29 a.m.- Shiba Russel is ready to collect a whole lot of cans at Atlantic Station.

5:25 a.m. - Christie is getting things cranking at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds! #TractorTime 

5:18 a.m. - The Salvation Army band is at the Infinite Energy Center. Sing along 1....2....3!