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Middle Tennessee Charities Step Up to Help Federal Workers (Brent Remadna, WKRN News 2)

Posted 01/25/2019

As the partial government shutdown hits day 35, many federal workers will be missing out on their second paychecks.

With no end in sight, times can get tough but some Middle Tennessee groups are stepping up to help.

Catholic Charities of Tennessee, through its Loaves and Fishes Community Meals for the Hungry program in East Nashville and in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, will be hosting an emergency food distribution for the area's federal government employees on Friday, January 25th from 2-4pm at the Holy Name Parish Center. The distribution will consist of fresh, frozen, and nonperishable foods and be free-of-charge.

"Hosting this distribution specifically for federal employees impacted by the shutdown and their families is simply another way that we are working with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to address hunger needs in our community," says Catholic Charities of Tennessee.

"It is a beautiful thing," said passenger Don Duvaul when talking about groups who are giving back to federal workers during the shutdown. "You know it shows that we are one people. We do get over this stuff and there will be an end to this. So this is awesome this is what we are supposed to do."

The free-of-charge distribution is only for federal employees impacted by the current federal government shutdown.

It will also only be open to federal employees. If you are a federal employee make sure to have your ID card on you when you stop by.

WHEN: Friday, January 25, 2019 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.

WHERE: Holy Name Parish Center, 508 Main Street, Nashville, TN 37206.

SOURCE: https://www.wkrn.com/news/middle-tennessee-charities-step-up-to-help-federal-workers/1725673777



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