Legislators invite volunteers to help package food to serve local citizens in 18 East Tennessee Counties

NASHVILLE – State Senator Becky Massey (R-Knoxville) and Senator Doug Overbey (R-Maryville) are hosting other members of the Tennessee General Assembly, local officials and volunteers in a major effort to restock local food banks. The “Campaign Against Hunger” event, which is being held in conjunction with Outreach, Inc., will take place on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 9:30 am until noon at the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, 136 Harvest Lane, Maryville.

“Tennessee is the Volunteer State and we are looking for citizens who are willing to partner with us to package food for our neighbors who are in need,” said Sen. Massey. “We have held several packaging events at the state capitol with tremendous results. It will be a fun morning, and together we will be making a positive difference in the lives of our fellow Tennesseans.”

“Food pantries tend to get low at this time of year, and this event allows all of us – citizens, organizations, and folks in government – to join hands and helping our neighbors and communities,” added Sen. Overbey.

The group will package approximately 100,000 meals for food banks serving Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Cumberland, Fentress, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union Counties.

The link to volunteer is: http://vols.pt/4YP8hk

WHO: MEMBERS THE TENNESSEE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, LOCAL OFFICIAL
AND VOLUNTEERS

WHAT: OUTREACH MEAL PACKAGING EVENT

WHEN: MARCH 5, 2016 AT 9:30 AM UNTIL NOON

WHERE: SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK OF EAST TENNESSEE, 136 HARVEST
LANE, MARYVILLE, TN
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