WWE stars to headline WNC food drive

Claire Hansen, [email protected] 3:45 p.m. EDT June 27, 2016

ASHEVILLE- Two World Wrestling Entertainment stars and hall of fame members will join Ingles Market and Eblen Charities for the second annual Headlock on Hunger Food Drive, Eblen announced in a press release.

The drive, benefiting the Ingles/Eblen Food for Thought Program, will be 4:30 a.m.-7 p.m. June 29 at the Ingles on Tunnel Road. It is sponsored by Ingles Markets, iHeart Media, the Asheville Citizen-Times and Eblen Charities.

Hall of fame broadcaster, former WWE Executive Vice President and current Fox Sports commentator Jim Ross will be at the event from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and again 4-6 p.m. collecting food and donations. Former world wrestling champion and WWE Hall-of-Famer Jimmy Garvin will be at the drive as well, taking donations from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Headlock on Hunger drive aims to bring together public, private and sports organization to help provide meals for local students who may not have enough to eat at home during extended holiday breaks. The drive also aims to provide snacks for students in primary and elementary schools, as well as students in after school programs, whose parents cannot afford them.