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Atlanta Braves serve meals to people in North Nashville

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Posted at 4:39 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 21:19:16-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Atlanta Braves Foundation served hundreds of hot meals to people who need them in North Nashville Friday that would've been served at Truist Park were the Atlanta Braves season happening.

The Atlanta Braves Foundation brought the food in on a truck Friday morning and delivered it to Project Connect Nashville, a volunteer group that's been helping out in the storm damaged area.

"I think to the neighborhood it says you're not forgotten. I think it says, hey that storm happened two months ago but we're not leaving yet," said Laura Ingram, a director at the site. "We'll be here. We'll see you rebuild and come better off ahead and better off than before the tornado even came through."

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Photo: Angel Perez of Project Connect Nashville

Hundreds of people pick up food at the site every day, but the volunteer staff often work many days in a row with no break. Friday was a blessing for them.

"It's a feeling of hope in the neighborhood. They know they're resilient and they will come out on the other side of this, but it's also a feeling of I need a hand, I need some help right now," said Ingram.

A representative from the foundation said they've been taking food like this to other areas that have been struggling due to the current situation.

"We're the only southeastern baseball team so we represent the southeast with tornadoes and of course COVID coming through," said Tyler Holley. "Right now, we decided we wanted to come out and give some relief to our Nashville community partners up here and bring some meals."