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Local residents help answer need for food
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Local residents and organizations, along with a media group from Nashville, came out on a chilly winter morning yesterday to join with Helping Hands Ministry in holding a food distribution day in the back parking lot of the County Administration Building.The distribution was sponsored by Second Harvest Food Bank and provided enough food to feed 300 families.Helping Hands president Tammy Comfort says the ministry is working to help feed local families who find themselves in difficult financial circumstances, for whatever reason.“We do this to help the people of the community who are in need,” Comfort said. “Whether it’s a lost job, low income — with the economy the way it is, gas prices so high, it just helps out a lot of people.“We’re giving away $2,500 worth of groceries today,” Comfort continued. “It was open to the public, and we sent out invitations to 250 people.”Comfort said volunteers came out in force to help unload, bag and hand out food.“We have Kids of the Community here, I think about 20 of them.