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East Nashville Residents Receive Holiday Meals

Posted: 8:15 PM, Nov 04, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-05 01:15:58Z

Preparations have already been underway for holiday meals for some Nashville residents thanks to help from the community.

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency organized a Bridging the Gap Resource Fair for residents in the J.C. Napier and Sudukem communities.

The event was held at the Pruitt Library at Charles E. Davis Boulevard on Saturday.

Hundreds received non-perishable food items donated by participating non-profits.

"They have helped us bring in all of these non-perishable items for our residents to be able to benefit, so we can ensure we are blessing someone else for their holiday meal," said community engagement manager Janet King.

People also had a chance to apply for jobs, receive health screenings, and learn how they could volunteer in their community.

Lakoiya Williams, a 5-year resident, has also volunteered in the MDHA community. She said people in her community have been thankful for these events.

"I really think it's a good thing, just to get the community active and knowing that there's programs out there for them if they don't know that already," she said.

The event was part of the Envision Napier Sudukem project that will revitalize the area.