The Red Bell Pepper

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Read a recent story about how a single red bell pepper had a huge impact in the life of one of our neighbors in need. Also in this issue: recent blessings and volunteer groups, Hunger Free Tennessee t-shirts for sale, and save the date for the 2017 Stacy B. Windrow 5k benefiting Feed America First!

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Celebrating our new home for hunger relief!

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It's only thanks to your support throughout the years that our new warehouse was made possible! We recently celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. Read about the day and see pictures in this issue of Breaking Bread, our monthly newsletter! Also: The EXIT Realty Smart Car Race proceeds provided enough for 105,000 meals!

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"If it wasn't for this, we'd be starving."

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We recently met Brenda at one of our partner agencies. Brenda's husband is disabled with back problems and recent heart attacks. They are also raising their 7-year-old grandson. Learn about how your donations help their family in our latest issue of Breaking Bread!

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Help us create a Hunger Free Tennessee!

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We recently met Denise at one of our partner agencies. She was there picking up food to deliver to a family in need who was eating only hot dogs and fries every night because it's all they could afford. However, thanks to your support, we are able to supply food to our partner agencies who can then get nutritious food into the hands of our neighbors in need! Also in the news this month is plenty of great events, including our Ribbon Cutting Celebration on June 16th!

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"It's a big stress and burden off a person's shoulders."

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Your support of Feed America First is helping us expand distribution in North Alabama and partner with great agencies such as Huntsville's Downtown Rescue Mission, who served over 271,000 meals through 2016 alone. Also in this issue: Executive Director Tom Henry's thoughts on the history of Feed America First, our upcoming golf tournament, and an exciting fundraiser in Clarksville on April 26th!

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"Food gives people hope!"

March1.jpgThanks to your support, Feed America First is able to supply 200+ partner agencies with food, such as the food bank of Goodlettsville Pentecostal Church. The food bank was started by Beth White in an effort to help our neighbors through their times of struggle; she herself knows what it feels like to be hungry. Read more about Beth, and other Feed America First news (we have officially moved into our new warehouse!) in this month's newsletter!

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"I really don't know where I'd be without this."

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Meet Wanda, our neighbor in Tullahoma whose husband recently passed away. She is also facing health issues such as emphysema and COPD, however thanks to you, she doesn't have to worry about going hungry. Also in this issue is a thank you letter from our Executive Director Tom Henry, as well as details about upcoming fundraising events!

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13.8 million pounds of food distributed in 2016!

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Happy New Year! Feed America First was blessed to distribute over 13.8 million pounds of food in 2016! Join us in thanksgiving and prayer as we welcome 2017 as another great year in hunger relief. Also in this issue: Meet Larry B. of McMinnville, who receives food deliveries from one of our partner agencies thanks to your support of Feed America First!

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Dancing With The Nashville Stars raises enough for 1.35 MILLION MEALS!

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We are blessed and excited to announce that our annual banquet, Dancing With The Nashville Stars, raised enough money to provide enough food for over 1.35 MILLION MEALS! This was the best fundraiser in Feed America First history! Thank you so much to all of our celebrity dancers this year. Read more about it, along with other news such as our Gatlinburg wildfire relief efforts, community food drives, and more in our December issue of Breaking Bread. 

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"I didn't have any food in my pantry."

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Susan B. is helping feed a four-generation household. "I didn't have any food in my pantry," Susan said. However, thanks to your support, she was introduced to one of our partner agencies and cried for two days because she was so overwhelmed by the help. Read more about Susan in our latest issue of Breaking Bread, along with other news, including local Shoe Carnival stores in Middle Tennessee hosting food drives for Feed America First!

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