Food Rescue

Food Rescue

Family Promise of Blount County partners with so many other agencies and ministries.  Today we wanted to highlight Food Rescue!

There are restaurants in our community who faithfully provide leftovers for Family Promise families.

Papa Johns Panera Bread and Cheddars

There is often so much food that once we share with our Shelter and Transitional Housing families we can share with other ministries.

Ms. Dorothy Haislip calls herself a “transporter”  I can tell you she is also someone who volunteers selflessly in so many ways – and she has “Slept in every church!”  for Family Promise!

If you could have seen and heard some of the comments about the pizzas and Panera  at LCAC this morning…

The families were so grateful and appreciative today – more so than usual it seemed.

Most were complaining about their electric bills so I am guessing that some of their food money will be going to help with that.

Something else you can share if there is any doubt how valued Food Rescue is for the families that come in:

I wish I could show you the facial expression of an older man clutching his Pizza Box – it still fills me with emotion.  I offered to hold his pizza while he looked around.  Well, no way!! He clutched it that much closer to his chest.

Thank you! Thank you just does not seem adequate for all that you all do to help me.

I know God blesses you in ways you never dreamed.  I know He has me.    – Ms. Dorothy

If you are considering taking your family out to eat this week please consider supporting one of our Food Rescue partners!  Their love for the community is making a big impact at Family Promise of Blount County and at our partners agencies! Tell them Thank you for participating in Food Rescue!

IF YOUR FAMILY NEEDS ASSISTANCE:

Louisville Christian Assistance Center open M-W-F from 9 to 1 and on Monday from 4 to 6 Our purpose is to serve all individuals who come through our doors in need of food and clothing. Families can come to receive food and pick out clothes every two weeks. Located at 2942 Topside Rd Louisville (865) 233-3112

God’s Kitchen Ministry feeds homeless and no/low income. We offer a free hot meal along with free groceries and clothes. We have two opportunities-second Saturday of the month is located at 326 Gill St. Alcoa and third Monday of the month at 2615 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy. Maryville. Please contact Jennifer Russell for more info 221-2125.

Other Community meals can be found at Tennessee 211 (click, call or text) FOOD: MEALS

Welcome Table/Weekly Meals at First Baptist Maryville, Maryville 1st United Methodist,  New Providence Presbyterian, and Salvation Army

 

 

Click on BOLD text for links to Papa Johns, Panera Bread, Cheddars, LCAC, God’s Kitchen, TN211 MEALS

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