Franklin event Saturday aims to help feed the hungry - WSMV Channel 4

Franklin event Saturday aims to help feed the hungry

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FRANKLIN, TN (WSMV) -

A local church and community advocacy group are helping make sure no one in our area goes hungry.

Nashville Family Church and OneGenAway will hand out 20,000 pounds of food Saturday.

"There will be pallets lined up all the way down here, full of food of different varieties. We'll have chicken, pork. We'll have breads. We'll have vegetables. We'll have canned goods - a little bit of everything," said Chris Whitney, with OneGenAway.

OneGenAway is based in Franklin, and the group goes all over the country feeding those in need.

"One in five children in Middle Tennessee don't know where their next meal is coming from. And then the other issue we have is elderly people who are having to make a decision, 'Do I buy medicine or do I buy food?' And in this country, that shouldn't have to be a question that needs to be answered," Whitney said.

The food comes from Second Harvest Food Bank, and a big truck will drop it off in the morning.

Distribution begins at 10:30 a.m. at 1715 Columbia Ave. in Franklin.

If you'd like to volunteer, organizers ask that you show up at 8:30 a.m.

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