Food drive, yard sale to benefit Sumner County Food Bank - WKRN News 2

Food drive, yard sale to benefit Sumner County Food Bank

Posted: Updated: Sep 26, 2012 04:52 PM
GALLATIN, Tenn. -

A Hendersonville woman is working to help the Sumner County Food Bank restock its shelves.

Stephanie Perfect knows what it's like to barely get by.

Perfect was a single parent that raised her son on her own from the time he was born.

"His father passed away, it was hard," Perfect said. "I struggled. At times I worked three jobs."

The Hendersonville mother says she never had to wonder where her next meal was coming from, but she easily could have.

Perfect said she was heartbroken when she recently saw people standing in line for hours waiting for food.

Perfect said she came up with the idea to have a yard sale after seeing the story on Nashville's News 2.  She said she simply could not watch families in her own community go without.

"I was just driving and thinking about the story and what I could do to help and I thought a yard sale would come up with a lot of money," Perfect said.

Perfect then got the idea of having people pay with food instead of money.

She posted her idea on Facebook and was flooded with responses. Perfect said her living room slowly filled up with things to sell.

Perfect says she has a lot of new and used clothing, shoes and a camera.  She has 10 more loads of merchandise to pick up in the next few days and hopes to receive some small appliances for the sale as well.

The Sumner County Food Bank hands out anywhere from 35,000 to 50,000 pounds of food each month.

The community food drive and yard sale will take place Saturday, September 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sumner County Food Bank.

If you would like to donate food or items for the sale, Perfect can be reached by email at hendersonville_steph@hotmail.com.

To donate to the Sumner County Food Bank, visit their Web site.

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