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East Tennessee Foodbank To Help Families In Need

Families are finding it hard enough to meet their nutritional needs because of the rise in food prices and are looking forward to nearby food banks. 

December 4, 2023

Food banks all across East Tennessee are working hard to make sure that families in need have food and supplies for the holidays during Thanksgiving week. 

Robin Rolland with the Food Bank said, “East Tennessee is one of the most loving giving areas to be in. They always want to help and volunteer”. 

More than 650 families received food donations during the holiday week from the Compassion Ministries Food Bank. The food bank has been receiving numerous calls from community members who want to donate food to support their efforts.

Rolland said, “There was times that we did not think we would have what someone would need and then I mean, the Lord just provided the door would open and we would go and get it and rescue it. Get it exactly where it needs to be. So I think we accomplished our goal and our goal is to provide food for those in need all year round.”

The food banks prepare for Christmas as there will be plenty of events to gather food for the holiday drives in December. 

Compassion Ministries Food Bank feeds nearly 2000 people a month. 

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Last Updated: September 20, 2021