MOUNT VERNON — Food For The Hungry is proud to present a new partnership to raise funds for the Knox County community.

The first-ever "Battle of the Coffee Shops" will take place Nov. 16–21, and Dec. 1-9. During these dates, community members can go into their favorite coffee shop and donate non-perishable food items or give a financial donation to FFTH.

Each person who donates $1 or more can put their name into a drawing for a gift card to that coffee shop. Customers can enter the drawing once per day.

At the end of the two-week period, the coffee shop with the most donations will win the “FFTH Coffee Shop of the Year” trophy and bragging rights for the year.

The list of coffee shops participating and the gift card opportunity is as follows:

-- The Blonde Robin, 505 S. Market St. #1/2, Danville — $50

-- The Brickhouse Grind, 10 S. Main St., Fredericktown— $50

-- Cotto’s Treats, 1 Fountain St., Mount Vernon —$25

-- Half Baked Café & Catering, 3 W. High St., Mount Vernon —$25

-- Happy Bean Coffee Shop, 221 S. Main St., Mount Vernon —$50

-- North Main Café, 108 N. Main St., Mount Vernon —$50

-- Wiggin Street Coffee, 101 E. Wiggin St., Gambier —$20

For more information on the 2020 Food For The Hungry Drive or to make a donation, go to

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