Saturday, March 29, 2008

Food Pantry

Lela and Patrick sort food in the pantry at Berry St. Salvation Army.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

For thirty years, Second Harvest Food Bank has joined hundreds of agencies in middle Tennessee to provide nutritious meals to people across the state. These agencies, along with a small army of volunteers, and the people they serve are the stars here. It is my great pleasure to introduce them not only to you, but to each other.

Feel free to express your own thoughts or stories, feedback, suggestions or brilliant solutions in the comment box below each post. Your e-mail address will only be visible to me. A moderate amount of sass will be tolerated but bigots are encouraged to shop elsewhere.

Many thanks, SA

Community Garden Space

Behind the Salvation Army, on Berry Street, there's a little plot of ground where employees and volunteers grew a garden last year. Until the drought was in full swing, they were able to pass out a few fresh vegetables along with emergency food boxes. This year, they hope to ramp it up a little bit, make the rows longer and more uniform. Before getting started, they need to find someone with a tiller and cheerful disposition.

If anyone out there knows such a person, don't hesitate to get in touch.

Esther came by the Salvation Army this afternoon with her sister. She recently celebrated a birthday and I didn't ask her if I could say how old she is so we'll just leave it at that.

She said she normally doesn't let people make her picture, but she could tell this was special.


Big Harpeth Primitive Baptist Association, Meridian & Berry St.