NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Franklin-based non-profit gave away 20,000 pounds of food Saturday.

The event, which was hosted by One Generation Away, took place in the parking lot of Sophia’s Heart Foundation on Eastland Avenue in east Nashville.

The food was given away to anyone in need of it, no questions asked. Those who came to Saturday’s event left with a shopping cart’s worth of food.

One Generation Away founder Chris Whitney said, “No matter where you live there are hungry people. One in four kids in Middle Tennessee don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and one in six of the general population.”

Whitney said his charity’s mission is to eliminate racism and poverty in America.

Pastor Sidney Bryant of Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church in east Nashville served as a volunteer at the event and spoke of the poverty in the area. 

“There’s still a lot of hunger in the community. Just giving the food away helps dispel the hunger, and helps people, especially the working poor.  [The food] helps them make it through their week, their months, whatever,” he explained.

Pastor Bryant said his church will be hosting a similar food giveaway on June 6.  To donate or volunteer with One Generation Away, click here for more information.