Perhaps you know the term “food insecurity.”  Maybe you have experienced it yourself.  For many of our neighbors at H.G. Hill Middle School this is a reality, and the pandemic has made access to food even more complicated.  Many of us have given financial offerings in the past year to help distribute food through various channels to those families.

We are excited to announce that (with the help of a very generous grant from Cigna’s Healthier Kids for Our Future Foundation) a coalition of local churches (including Hillwood Presbyterian, Belle Meade United Methodist Church, St. David’s Episcopal), educators, social workers, and the West Meade neighborhood association will distribute food to families in the Hillwood Cluster over ten weeks this summer!
Each Tuesday and Thursday beginning June 1 and running through August 5, volunteers will meet at Belle Meade United Methodist Church to assemble and distribute food items delivered by Second Harvest Food Bank.  Please click on the Sign-up Genius link below for more information and read the descriptions carefully as some shifts require heavy lifting.  We are especially in need of Spanish-speaking individuals to help on Thursday afternoons for possible food deliveries (would be working in small groups).  There are volunteer opportunities for everyone!  Youth are invited to sign up as individuals or groups as at least two adults will be on-site at all times.  We hope that you will make plans to offer your helping hands for at least one day this summer!  With questions:  contact Cynthia Palmer.



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