Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Food stamps and church songs

Here are a few words from Mr. Seay (pictured above) about his food stamps and a bonafide church hymn from Mr. Ernest Tyree (who'd like to give a shout out to Emmanuel, at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee).

This blog is taking a little break. I'll be checking in though, to sort through all the many thousands of comments you folks will no doubt be sending but otherwise, we'll return to our regularly scheduled programming in a couple of weeks.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Joseph Storehouse, 9am

Pastor Robert Evans speaks to volunteers before the monthly food giveaway.

Mr. Kemp

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Joseph Storehouse Food Giveaway

Volunteers wait with wheelbarrows to deliver food to the vehicles of each person or family. Each are given what appears to be a weeks worth of groceries and supplies that include back-to-school items, diapers and pet food. Pastor Robert Evans says they started out meaning to feed twenty-two people.

Here's a link to some footage of their food giveaway in June of 2007.

8:00 a.m. Labor Day weekend

At 8pm on Friday night, people started lining up at Joseph's Storehouse, in Lebanon, Tennessee. They slept in their cars. Typically it's hardest during the last few days of the month. On average, this group of Americans lives whether alone or with their families, on $700. a month.