By Charlotte Underwood
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The quarterly food give-a-way hosted by the La Follette Church of God is Saturday starting at 9am and lasting until all the food is gone. The church has 24,500 pounds of food that will be distributed, according to Pastor Michael Dent, who said it is “first come, first served.”
This includes canned goods, boxed goods, bagged goods, and fresh fruit and vegetables including water melon, cantaloupe, carrots, onions, potatoes and more. Dent said the hope was to serve over 300 Campbell County families with this give-a-way.
The LaFollette Church of God has been conducting quarterly food give-a-ways for over four years. The church purchases the food from the Second Harvest Food Bank in order to hold these give-a-ways and help their local community. These purchases are made possible through church contributions, and both internal and external donations.
Through this program, the church provides around 12,000 meals per year to Campbell Countians.
“It’s an outreach that’s so important right now and we’re blessed to be able to give back,” Dent said.
Participants are asked to park in the church parking lot and then come into the church to register. There will be church volunteers on site to help load.
The distribution location is the La Follette Church of God at 1906 Jacksboro Pike, across from Campbell High School. Photo ID is required for registration.
For more information, call the church at 423.562.3500. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/19/2022-6AM)