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42,000lbs of food! Donated by the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints to Carl Perkins Center


As inflation causes the price of food and other essentials to rise a local church is donating a semi-truck load of supplies to meet the needs of west Tennesseans.

42000 pounds of food! All donated by the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints in Jackson to the Carl Perkins center for the prevention of child abuse.

Volunteers from the church and the Carl Perkins centers unloaded all those donations and divided them up

All of the food donated today was distributed to 17 different centers.

“Everyone’s here to pick up their certain items to help serve their area, their community,” said Jackson Ward Bishop Aaron Raab.

Beef stew, peanut butter and jelly, and soap - - - just a few of the items donated.

Bishop Aaron Raab said this isn’t the first time the church has donated to the Carl Perkins Center; they donated a truck load of food back in 2020,

“Well, we feel it’s important to give back to our community as a church as a whole…be like our savior Jesus Christ to love one another to help whoever’s in need.”

These supplies are going to families in need all across West Tennessee

“And they already have families you know that are getting resources from the centers now, so it’ll start with those and then spread to whatever needs there are in the counties,” said Gleen Harris a pastor from Henderson who volunteered to help transport the supplies.

He went on to say, “What’s happening here today to be able to distribute food to needy kids and families, i mean that’s the top of the list, especially this time of year.”

If you are in need of groceries, you can contact the Carl Perkins center in your county.

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