Last month, locals Alan and Rachel Hill suffered one of most difficult losses possible when their young son Miller passed away unexpectedly about six weeks short of his first birthday.
Now, the couple is hoping to help others in the area in their son’s name by collecting more than 500 pounds of food for local food banks before the holidays.
The drive, called Meals For Miller, began on Dec. 9 and will run through Dec. 23.
From the Facebook event:
Miller Alan Hill, beloved son of Rachel and Alan Hill and brother to favorite person, Kennedy, enjoyed a short, but mighty life. He loved his family, new people and places, but more than anything, Miller LOVED to eat. While he had only been eating solid foods about three months, mealtime gave him tremendous joy.
We have partnered with NWA Food Bank for a local food drive in hopes of collecting 500 pounds of food. Help us carry on on Miller’s love affair with food, by donating food items to help those in need this holiday season. This is another way to honor Miller and our way of giving back to a community that continues to support us through the hardest days of our life, while keeping Miller’s memory close to our hearts. He would have turned one year old on Christmas day and would have enthusiastically approved of food-sharing during the holidays.
Donations of non-perishable canned goods or dry foods will be accepted at Terra Tots at 15 S. Block Ave. #102 (where Alan works), and Best Friends Animal Hospital at 4175 E. Mission Blvd. in Fayetteville. The food will be donated to the NWA Food Bank to help stock up the pantry in advance of the holiday season.
Monetary donations are also being accepted at purecharity.com/meals-for-miller where every dollar donated will purchase five meals for folks who need them in Northwest Arkansas.
For more information about the food drive, check out the Facebook event.