Free week’s worth of food offered to families at Wilson County event

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WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Hundreds of families got a weeks worth of food for free in Wilson County on Saturday morning.

A community food giveaway was held at two locations beginning at 8 a.m.

The first 350 families got one week’s worth of food at the south entrance of the Wilson County Fairgrounds. It’s was the same for the first one hundred families at Providence Church on Rutland Road in Mt. Juliet.

“There’s no way we could have imagined the need.  In November we try to set the goals for 2020.  2020 has taken on a life of its own obviously and we’ve just tried to work to meet the needs as they present themselves,” Pastor Ryan Bennett said.

Bennett, the lead pastor of First United Methodist Church, said meals in Lebanon were gone by 9:30 on Saturday morning. Cars had started lining up at 6 a.m. and church volunteers handed out one hundred meals by 7:30.

“People are afraid they’re insecure with their food they don’t know where they’re going to be able to get enough food. and so this is something they know they can count on if they get here they’ll be able to get that,” Bennett said.

Both events had curbside service and organizers did not requiring proof of ID or income.

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