As we all are getting accustomed to our new normal; we are so happy to be able to continue one of our very important community support programs. Our Commodity Distribution program delivers non-perishable food packages to families in need in each of the 13 counties which we serve. We were fortunate to have gotten to almost each county before stay-at-home orders were put into place. It is that time again and our volunteers and staff were raring to get going and we have started traveling our region looking forward to seeing everyone. We started out in Maury County, then headed south to visit Lawrenceburg and wrapped up the week in Shelbyville; which was incredibly important as it was one of the county’s that we were not able to go visit during the first quarter.
In Columbia, our dedicated volunteers and staff put together over 250 food packages and delivered them, non-contact, into the vehicles that were snaked around the parking lot at the St. Catherine’s Church. In addition to our wonderful volunteers and staff we were honored to have State Representative Scott Cepicky, Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles and Columbia Mayor Chaz Molder helping us out in support of the families in Maury County. South Central Human Resource Agency is grateful for all of the support we had in Columbia for this event.
In Lawrenceburg we were once again grateful for the support of our amazing volunteers and staff that came out to help their community. This was our biggest turnout for the week with 300 families receiving assistance through this distribution event. Our volunteers and staff were amazing as they kept the line moving that was wrapped around the Baptist church on Thursday. It was a little on the cool side when everything started that morning but the help we were able to provide, along with the all the smiles and thank you’ s we received, warmed everyone up.
Finally, we wrapped up the week heading north to Shelbyville. The weather had definitely taken a turn for the worse but you would have never known that seeing the number of dedicated volunteers and staff that were on hand to put together the packages and get them loaded up into vehicles. We were grateful to have State Representative Pat Marsh join us in supporting the families in Bedford County. We were so happy to have been able to assist about 150 families during this event.
As always South Central Human Resource Agency is incredibly grateful for the support of the volunteers who come out, regardless of weather conditions, to not only help us but more importantly to help those in their communities who might need a little extra assistance. While we are fortunate that it is a normal occurrence for us to have this help, it is even more important during the trials that so many in our communities are going through right now. We would not be able to do it without them and are incredibly thankful.