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Church prepares to feed those in need with mobile food pantry

Posted at 7:36 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 20:21:16-04

HERMITAGE, Tenn. (WTVF) — One in six Middle Tennessee kids goes hungry and to try and alleviate some hunger a local church is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank.

Throughout the year, Second Harvest Food Bank teams up with 460 organizations throughout Middle Tennessee. The mobile pantry reaches families in 46 counties providing food to parents and their children.

This weekend, New Garden Church will provide non-perishable food items to an estimated 250 families in the Hermitage community.

Jeff Palk said his church volunteered four times in 2018.

"There have been times in my life where I've needed a little assistance. Knowing that we're able to help others is a great feeling. Unfortunately we don't have the resources to do this on a weekly or monthly basis and so we try to help as much as we can as a church," Palk said.

Palk's church meets each Sunday to have service at Dupont Tyler School in Hermitage.

To volunteer with at Second Harvest, click here.